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.
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The practice of gratitude is an essential part of building a happy life

In the second part of our blog series on science, we explain why the nature of the study makes a difference

Which beneficial effects might aromatherapy have for people with SCI?

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?
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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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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6072 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...
6066 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...
79 Katrin 2021-02-04
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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6072 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...
6066 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...
3560 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...
3813 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 Thursday, 04 February 2021 In Science
The power of gratitude
The practice of gratitude is an essential part of building a happy life
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Science – Part 2: What type of study are we dealing with?
In the second part of our blog series on science, we explain why the nature of the study makes a difference
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Aromatherapy
Which beneficial effects might aromatherapy have for people with SCI?
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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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3039 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...
2437 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...
2223 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...
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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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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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, 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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Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Bedridden, working as a waiter from home
As the science of artificial intelligence continues to advance, robots have increasingly becoming part of our lives. Nowadays it is rather common to use robots as caregivers or pets for the...
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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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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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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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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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