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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Learning from cats on how to cope with life-challenging events and yet, live fulfilling life

The capital has a lot to offer: a local of the City of Bern will show you some attractions for wheelchair users

The superheroes of the comics are just like us… so how about superheroes with disabilities?

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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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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1652 Johannes
Reminder: Migrating to the new Community interface
Hello,all the best for your research! I am very curious to hear ometv chatroulette chat avenue about the results once they are being published. Tha...
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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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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 of...
5499 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 awes...
1631 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 Communit...

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5546 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 of...
5499 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 awes...
3126 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 w...
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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 ar...
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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 t...
3222 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 motoc...

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S_and_A Sunday, 18 October 2020 In Society
Cats have nine lives. What can we learn from them?
Learning from cats on how to cope with life-challenging events and yet, live fulfilling life
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alisha.reusser Sunday, 04 October 2020 In Travel & Leisure
Bern in wheelchair – with insider tips
The capital has a lot to offer: a local of the City of Bern will show you some attractions for wheelchair users
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SimoG Wednesday, 23 September 2020 In Portraits & Stories
Batgirl and Professor X: Superheroes with SCI
The superheroes of the comics are just like us… so how about superheroes with disabilities?
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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 o...
3 StellaChiu 2017-12-11
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
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 li...
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2852 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 ...
2280 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 locat...
2086 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, B...

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Anatomy and physiology of respiration
Breathing is the most normal thing in the world for us. We hardly think about it, even though we breathe in and out about 20,000 times per day. We breathe more when we are active and exerting ourselves, and we breathe less when we are inactive. T...
Social skills increase quality of life
Today strawberry yogurt is on Anna’s* grocery list. In front of the dairy section she notices that she cannot reach the yogurt sitting in a wheelchair. Many stressed people are rushing through the crowded store during rush hour and she does not da...
Mobilisation / Transferring
What do I need to consider with regard to the shoulders? The shoulder is the most heavily-strained joint with regard to mobilisation – that applies to sitting up and transferring. It is therefore important to protect the shoulders whenever it i...

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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 i...
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 fractures:...
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 inju...

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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 t...
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Tuesday, 04 August 2020
An unconventional book on ignoring disability
"A picture is worth a thousand words." How about blank pages? Recently, a blank book has been released to express the absurdity people with disabilities are experiencing every day, as there is...
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America first: accessible scooter rental service
Sharing is caring. Recently, Oakland has become the first city in the US to offer a e-scooter-sharing service for people with disabilities. Watch here. The new e-scooter-sharing service is provide...
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