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By Dr. Christina Oleson The role of physical medicine and rehabilitation in both the acute presentation of COVID-19 and the subsequent acute hospitalization and rehabilitation is integral to the care of those with post-acute sequelae of COVID-19, now named “PASC”, or in lay terms, “long COVID”.  According to the World Health Organization, the term PASC...
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The Model System Knowledge and Translation Center (MSKTC) is a national center that helps facilitate the knowledge translation process to make research meaningful to those with Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Burn Injury. In previous articles, we have featured the Factsheets on Autonomic Dysreflexia, Managing Pain, Wheelchair Information, and more.  The next resource...
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Your respiratory system (or pulmonary system) is responsible for breathing. This system enables you to inhale oxygen into your blood and exhale carbon dioxide. Your body needs oxygen to survive, and carbon dioxide must be removed to avoid the build-up of acid in your body.
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Dr. Kim Anderson Arm and hand function is important to people living with cervical spinal injuries. There are many research efforts underway to develop new treatments to restore arm and hand function. There are some surgical options already available to improve arm and hand function, but some have a limited time window during which they...
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The Model System Knowledge and Translation Center (MSKTC) is a national center that helps facilitate the knowledge translation process to make research meaningful to those with Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Burn Injury. This library is home to factsheets, podcasts, videos, and comics to describe different areas affected by spinal cord injury. People...
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Chronic pain is something that, unfortunately, many people with SCI live with.  In fact, up to 80% of people with SCI develop some kind of pain within the first year of injury. The SeePain Resource was developed because people living with SCI said they wanted more information about pain to understand it better, to learn more...
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We wanted to feature a source on Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) after a spinal cord injury as this can often lead to life-changing circumstances. AD, sometimes referred to as Autonomic Hyperreflexia, is a potentially life-threatening medical condition that many people with spinal cord injury (SCI) experience when there is a pain or discomfort below their level...
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When treating depression or depression-like symptoms, many don’t think of nutrition.  However, when focusing on consuming specific nutrients, especially those that help your brain, can improve your mood and provide energy needed to perform all the daily necessities of life.  Your gut health can also play a role in helping depressive symptoms because of the...
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Have you ever heard of aquatic therapy? Have you ever wondered if it would be helpful with your spinal cord injury? Aquatic therapy is water-based therapeutic exercise.  It is also sometimes called hydrotherapy.  The value of doing exercises in water is based on 3 physical properties:  temperature, density, and viscosity.
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Due to many circumstances, the MetroHealth Spinal Cord Injury Forum will be postponed for 2023.  We are working on a new date and will update everyone soon.  We want to bring the best event possible and are working hard behind the scenes. 
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