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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The videogame world is open to welcome everybody, and hands are not required to play

Laughing is fun, but not only! It can be of great benefit for your body and soul

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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Survey for Wheelchair users
Ladies and gentleman We are currently writing our final thesis. We decided to focus on the topic "Autnonomy in the wheelchair". To get more...
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Merry Christmas
The Community Team wishes you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year full of love and happiness! Thank you for making this Community such...
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Handbiking together in the Geneva area?
Thank you also very much for your thoughtful offer to participate. Actually, in the current project, we already have our data collected, but it is...
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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...
5662 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...
1773 Johannes 2019-06-23
Reminder: Migrating to the new Community interface
Dear Community Users, As announced in this blog post, the migration to the new community interface is happening shortly. Therefore the...
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5695 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...
5662 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...
3253 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...
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...
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...
3366 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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claudia.zanini Wednesday, 25 November 2020 In Science
Science – Part 1: What is the current phase of research?
We are launching a blog series on how to understand science better
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SimoG Saturday, 14 November 2020 In Travel & Leisure
Videogames are for everyone, really!
The videogame world is open to welcome everybody, and hands are not required to play
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JuliaLeggio Monday, 02 November 2020 In Science
Laughter is the best medicine
Laughing is fun, but not only! It can be of great benefit for your body and soul
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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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2868 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...
2296 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...
2098 Evgeniya_old 2016-04-19
Everyone has their Austria.
Hello, everyone! I would like to share with you an article from the Russian forum invatravel.ru devoted to a trip to Salzburg, Gosau, Hallstatt,...

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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...
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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...
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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Risks when living with limited sensitivity
How do we define sensitivity? With sensitivity, we mean our fifth sense, namely feeling. Different from the other four senses, sensitivity is not perceived through a sensory organ such as vision is through the eyes. Our sensory system retrieves...
Damage to the spinal cord and consequences of this
Injuries resulting from accidents There are different elements in the movement segments which behave differently after an injury: bony structures and band structures. In bony spine injuries, we differentiate between three main types of...
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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Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Cybathlon 2020 live online on November 13/14
In two days, the Cybathlon 2020 takes place. Due to the pandemic, it was postponed several times from its original date in May. And all of us can join, too! Instead of holding the competitions in...
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Monday, 05 October 2020
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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Monday, 07 September 2020
Netflix documentary "Rising Phoenix" about the Paralympics
The Neflix documentary "Rising Phoenix" tells the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games. From the rubble of World War II, they developed into what is now the third biggest sporting event on...
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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.
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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 for all users and members in this Community.
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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 and other members’ profiles to see the earned...

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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...
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Your rank virtually describes your status in this Community. Each rank is based on a combination of your activities within the Community. Or simply put: the more you engage in discussions, ask...
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