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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Tips for a trip in wheelchair to Seoul and South Korea – where tradition and modern age meet.

Accessibility in jails and stories of convicts in wheelchair

In the third part of the blog series we explain, why it is important to take a look at who participated in the study.

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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6302 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...
6375 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...
116 Babyfisher 2021-04-15
INNOVATIVE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
INNOVATIVE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY      Kinobionic Interview With Dr Jeff Ebin    

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6375 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...
6302 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...
3765 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...
3 Dr._Hans_old Thursday, 07 May 2015

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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...
4069 neilvdm_old 2015-05-05
Second opinion
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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JuliaLeggio Monday, 10 May 2021 In Travel & Leisure
Annyeonghaseyo! Trip to South Korea
Tips for a trip in wheelchair to Seoul and South Korea – where tradition and modern age meet.
alisha.reusser Friday, 23 April 2021 In Portraits & Stories
In jail with a wheelchair
Accessibility in jails and stories of convicts in wheelchair
claudia.zanini Tuesday, 06 April 2021 In Science
Science – Part 3: Do the results apply to me?
In the third part of the blog series we explain, why it is important to take a look at who participated in the study.

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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
Disabilities cartoons: a way for removing barriers
I like the idea of the board game! Would be great if there's a set to lend and play at the library in Nottwil!
2 kitwan_old 2016-08-09
Performing Arts in Switzerland – Where you should go and why!
Merci beaucoup! Ce sont aussi de simples moments de bonheur qui me font oublier la chaise. Profitez bien!
2 Dams86_old 2015-02-11

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3158 bettid_old 2016-08-09
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...
2522 Soldac_old 2016-07-20
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...
2329 kitwan 2017-10-25
Chi Wai Lai: Climbing a Different Mountain – in Wheelchair
Once a “Spiderman”, still a “Spiderman”! And bun-scrambling…

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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...
Changes of sexual function in men
Erectile dysfunction Men with spinal cord injury (SCI) may experience erection problems, also known as “erectile dysfunction”. This is the case if it becomes permanently impossible to have an erection that lasts long enough to have sexual...

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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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Friday, 30 April 2021
ESA is looking for astronauts with disabilities for the first time
Until May 28, 2021, the European Space Agency ESA is looking for astronauts with disabilities. The program is called "Parastronaut". The ESA wants to investigate under which circumstances a...
Saturday, 03 April 2021
The anime and Paralympics crossover
You like anime and you like sports? Then you’d enjoy this: the Paralympic anime! In support of the upcoming Paralympics in Tokyo, the Japanese broadcaster NHK World has created a series of anime...
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Recommendation of the SSoP: Spinal cord injury and vaccination against...
The Swiss society of paraplegia (SSoP) has published a recommendation for people with paraplegia regarding vaccination against COVID-19. First things first: From the point of view of the SSoP,...

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Why should I register?
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.
233 In Welcome
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...
196 In Welcome
A Few Things You Should Know
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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Rolling Ever After with Nick & Anthi
At the Community, we love to hear your stories! Recently, we learnt from the wife of a patient from the Swiss Paraplegic Centre about their exciting project: a YouTube channel called "Rolling Ever...
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What is a badge?
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...