The online Community for people with spinal cord injury, their relatives and friends

The online Community for people with spinal cord injury, their relatives and friends Do you have a question for the Community? Post it in the Forum. Would you like to contribute to a discussion? Your experiences and knowledge are valuable since they could help others.
Ask the Expert In “Ask the Expert” you can ask your questions to an expert from the Swiss Paraplegic Centre. In the board “Ask the Doctor”, Dr. Online offers medical advice – free of charge. Important: The offer, in no way, replaces the personal consultation with a physician.
Blog Every week we cover in the Blog current, exciting topics from all over the world around paraplegia: entertaining and moving stories, innovative tools, social debates, travel reports, research results and much more. We are looking forward to your comments!
Wiki The Wiki offers extensive basic knowledge around the diagnosis of paraplegia. The information has been compiled by experts from the Swiss Paraplegic Centre and presented in an easily understandable way.
About the Community In “About the Community” you will find information about this Community: FAQs, legal guidelines, and tips to find your way around the Community. You can also ask questions and contribute your own ideas.
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Everything you need to know about the Paralympics taking place in Tokyo from a Swiss perspective from August 24 to September 5

It is time for more support for artists with disabilities as #ItPaysToBeInclusive

Life with Spinal Cord Injury Here in our Community, we’re looking for exciting personal stories, experiences, and interesting happenings. We believe that every single story is worth being told, so others can learn from it – others as well as we, who moderate this Community. No matter whether the story made you feel happy, sad, angry or frustrated – you can simply start posting here. We’re curious!
Rehabilitation & Therapy Many of you have had extensive experiences with various therapeutic approaches. We’re interested in those that were effective for you, those that weren’t, or those that you simply didn’t like. Share them in this forum – freely! We’re looking forward to your lively discussions.
Assistive Technology Assistive devices accompany us all every day, no matter if they’re small, simple gadgets or complex constructions. On this discussion board, we’d like to hear your opinions and experiences with certain products and technologies. There is also room for wishes or inspirations of useful assistive devices that don’t exist or aren’t available yet.
Marketplace Here you can offer goods that you no longer need that can still be useful for other wheelchair users – from assistive devices and sports equipment to cars and apartments. You can also write if you’re looking for something. Important: Please don’t post any advertisements, only private ones. The seller and the buyer are exclusively responsible for the fulfillment of the contract.
Private There are things you don’t want to share with all. That is why this discussion board was created. Only logged-in members can see the contents, which can’t be found via Google & Co. Feel free to ask questions and discuss topics which aren’t intended for everyone.

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INNOVATIVE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Yes, thank you!     It's my passion.
4 Babyfisher Thursday, 22 April 2021
Handbiking together in the Geneva area?
Hello everyone! I met a person with SCI who works in Geneva for a few months. She speaks perfectly English and Spanish and would like to meet...
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Survey: Innovative device for bladder management
Hi everyone, I am currently conducting an online survey to collect data for my master thesis. The thesis deals with a digital device called...
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6504 odyssita 2017-10-01
Explaining what life with a chronic disability is like
Hi there, it's not always easy to explain what it's like to live with a chronic disability. A while ago, I found two analogies which find a way...
6606 Wheelie 2017-06-06
Scewo
Dear all I recently came across a stair climbing electric wheelchair. http://www.scewo.ch In their videos and advertisement the product looks...
287 Babyfisher 2021-04-15
INNOVATIVE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
INNOVATIVE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY      Kinobionic Interview With Dr Jeff Ebin    

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6606 Wheelie 2017-06-06
Scewo
Dear all I recently came across a stair climbing electric wheelchair. http://www.scewo.ch In their videos and advertisement the product looks...
6504 odyssita 2017-10-01
Explaining what life with a chronic disability is like
Hi there, it's not always easy to explain what it's like to live with a chronic disability. A while ago, I found two analogies which find a way...
3914 odyssita 2017-10-01
How to approach the unknown questions in medicine
Hi there, I wanted to share a TED talk with you which I watched a while ago and which I find excellent. I myself am a bit of a complex case, and...
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Ask the doctor Some questions call for an expert. That’s why we have set up this special discussion board for all Community members. Post here your medical questions! And our Dr. Online will do his best to answer as soon as possible.

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Life after operation
Dear Marco! If the raising headaches are new and lasting for days despite of the medication you have been taken for months after operation you...
3 Dr._Hans_old Monday, 20 July 2015
Second opinion
Dear Neil! There are many reasons that are influencing the choice of a Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre. I have seen many of them around the...
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Life after operation
Hi,my name is Marco and I have a C4-C5 SCI.On the 20th of April I received an operation in St. Gallen to remove some of the scar tissue of injury...
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Hi,I'm now going on to 5 months post my SCI. Maybe I'm just impatient but I need to get some advise. Here comes my story... December I had a...

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SilvanMeyer Friday, 20 August 2021 In News
Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Schedule, disciplines, TV broadcasts and Swiss...
Everything you need to know about the Paralympics taking place in Tokyo from a Swiss perspective from August 24 to September 5
kitwan Friday, 06 August 2021 In Society
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Chi Wai Lai: Climbing a Different Mountain – in Wheelchair
Hello kitwan, I'm so pleased to see your nice story about my friend, wheelchair climber, Lai Chi-wai who climbed the Lion Rock in his wheelchair...
3 StellaChiu 2017-12-11
The Tour to the Moscow Kremlin
Dear Evgeniya I was last year visiting the Kremlin. I was really imprest of al the things we have seen. Additionally to your report, I would...
2 nemo_old 2015-08-16
Flashback: A Summer Holiday in Salou, Catalonia/Spain
A fantastic report. Thank you very much, Evgeniya, for translating it.
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Disabilities cartoons: a way for removing barriers
Dave Lupton, better known as Crippen or Sox, is a very famous disabled cartoonist in the UK. As a matter of fact, he has been commissioned by many...
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Apps and online maps: showing accessible places around the world
Travelling can be a better experience for wheelchair users with the support of a mobile phone app that displays where and what the accessible...

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Chronic pain
Definition of pain Pain is a complex sensation similar to a feeling. Pain is always subjective; it cannot be measured or proven and also not rebutted. Since the 1970s there has been an official definition by the International Association for the...
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Indwelling catheter
What types of indwelling catheter are there, and what are the differences between them? A suprapubic urinary catheter is an indwelling catheter that is inserted into the bladder through the abdominal wall. This allows the urine to permanently...
Moving in bed – different positions
People spend between a quarter and a third of their lives in bed; wheelchair users frequently even more. The manner and frequency with which we turn over in bed and change positions vary from one person to the next, as do the requirements for...

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Skin and pressure sores
What causes pressure sores? Long-lasting pressure or also brief, strong pressure on one part of the skin can cause a decrease in blood flow inside the tissue. The skin presents red spots that do not turn white when pressing. Skin hardens if it...
Spasticity
Spasticity develops as a result of damage to the spinal cord or to the brain. The term comes from the Greek word “spasmos”, which means muscle cramp. Spasticity and spasms frequently play a central role in the lives of people with spinal cord...
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Bowel paralysis
Normal bowel function The emptying of the bowel (defecation) is a reflex-type process, but one which you can consciously influence. If the rectum1 is sufficiently full and therefore stretched, an impulse is sent through the nerves to the...

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Thursday, 16 September 2021
Venice builds ramps to become more wheelchair-accessible
Two years ago, our Community member Silvia shared with us (in German) her and her husband’s travel experience with a wheelchair through Venice. She described that the city is more accessible than...
Thursday, 02 September 2021
BFH Event in Nottwil: “Innovations for People with Spinal Cord Injury:...
Are you interested in the topics of research, movement and technology in the field of paraplegia? Then come to the 47th face-to-face meeting with the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)! The...
Wednesday, 18 August 2021
The world turns purple for #WeThe15
Today, on August 19 at midnight, the WeThe15 campaign is launched. It aspires to be the biggest ever human rights movement to represent and transform the lives of the world’s 1.2 billion persons...

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By registering, you can comment on posts, instead of only reading. You can discuss and therefore shape this Community. That’s why this place exists: because we believe that together we can achieve more.
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Our Manifesto
Getting up happens in your head No matter if you roll or walk – life is what you make of your opportunities. You can make your own decisions. Fight for that. Do something that scares you every day. Celebrate every success. Even if it might...
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Welcome to our Community! Here, you’ll find open ears, discussions, advice from people like you: people with spinal cord injury as well as their relatives and friends. Why this Community exists No matter you roll or walk — life is what you make...

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Badges, similar to ranks, are awarded based on your level of activities in the Community. The type of activity is decisive: each badge you receive gives you a hint why you deserve it. Check yours...
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What is the Wiki?
The Wiki is a collection of articles with useful information about spinal cord injury – so basically a knowledge database. Here we systematically gather facts and figures and make them available...