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  • 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

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

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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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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...
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Contractures
What are contractures and how do they develop? Contractures are shortenings of muscles, tendons or ligaments that have a limiting effect on the movements of the joints. The normal ability to move a joint is lost. Contractures are frequently...
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Suctioning
In some cases, support is needed for cleaning the nasopharyngeal space and keeping it free from secretion. For this purpose, suctioning is performed through the nose and, if necessary, the mouth. This is particularly necessary if the nose cannot be...

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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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Changes at the anal opening
What are haemorrhoids? The haemorrhoid veins are part of the locking mechanism of the rectum and responsible for sealing the anus. The sealing works through different levels of filling of the blood vessels. If these vessels do not inflate and...
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The condom catheter
Passing urine with a condom catheter The urine is drained into the bag using reflexes – this means rhythmical tapping (triggering) on the lower abdominal region above the pubic bone triggers the drainage of the bladder. This drainage...
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Bladder stimulator
What is a bladder stimulator? A bladder stimulator is an implant with which the nerves of the bladder and bowel can be stimulated directly, enabling the bladder and bowel to be emptied. It can only be used on people with a complete spinal cord...

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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 is...
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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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Level of independence in relation to the lesion level
In case of a spinal cord injury, the lesion level, i.e. the part where the spinal cord is injured, has a crucial meaning: depending on where this part is exactly located, it determines the functional options, i.e. which activities the injured...

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"Being a mother is the best part of my life"
Experiences by pregnant women with spinal cord injury
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360° View of Sexuality in Wheelchair
The film “4 Feet: Blind Date” breaks the taboos on disability and sexuality
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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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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...
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Yoga
Awareness of the body, regulating effects on spasticity, free and deeper breathing, feeling well and an increased fitness: These are only a few aspects of the feedback with regard to positive effects that yoga can have for people with spinal cord...
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Changes of sexual function in women
Lubrication (vaginal lubrication) Lubrication is a lubricating fluid that is secreted by glands during sexual arousal. Lubrication occurs during the peak period of sexual arousal and facilitates penetration. Depending on the level of paralysis,...

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"Being a mother is the best part of my life"
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The film “4 Feet: Blind Date” breaks the taboos on disability and sexuality
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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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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...
Contractures
What are contractures and how do they develop? Contractures are shortenings of muscles, tendons or ligaments that have a limiting effect on the movements of the joints. The normal ability to move a joint is lost. Contractures are frequently...
Suctioning
In some cases, support is needed for cleaning the nasopharyngeal space and keeping it free from secretion. For this purpose, suctioning is performed through the nose and, if necessary, the mouth. This is particularly necessary if the nose cannot be...

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With 14 million people living with a disability in the country, the UK Prime Minister announced new measures last week to address the inequalities these people face. These measures include higher...
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Glad to have you back! We have done a lot to make sure that you find your way around quickly and feel at home – including this new section, where we regularly post latest tips, information, links,...
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