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The aim of the Tetraplegia Management Clinic (TMC) is to restore upper extremity function to people who have a spinal cord injury utilizing innovative techniques. To accomplish this, we provide a thorough assessment of your current physical abilities. We will take time to discover your personal goals. As a team, we collaborate with you to...
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It’s estimated that 34-94% of individuals with SCI experience pain in some form or another.  Approximately 50-81% of individuals with SCI experience musculoskeletal pain, which affects your bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.  Neuropathic pain is experienced by 29-75% musculoskeletal pain and onset usually occurs within the first few months or years following the injury. Pain...
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By Dr. James Wilson In September 2022, the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute convened the 26th annual SCI Forum in partnership with the United Spinal Association Northeast Ohio Chapter. This year’s theme was “Change and Transformation.” This was the first in-person forum since 2019 and included several changes to improve inclusivity. The date of the forum was...
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By Dr. Felicia Fraser, PhD Individuals who acquire spinal cord injuries face major challenges that impact functioning in a variety of settings, including at home and in the community. Researchers estimate that the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among individuals with spinal cord injury ranges from approximately 25 to 30 percent, though some studies have found...
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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.  Some people with SCI may experience problems moving waste through their colon, passing a stool when they do not want...
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