The International Network of SCI physiotherapists (SCIPT) is a not-for-profit initiative of physiotherapists worldwide. They also provide great reliable resources for people with Spinal Cord Injuries. Although the internet provides a wealth of information, it can often be hard to know what is from a reliable source and how trusted the information can be. SCIPT have a fantastic page of useful internet links, most are aimed at physiotherapist and health professions, however the ones listed below are aimed towards the spinal cord patient.
All information has come from http://www.scipt.org/links.php
- Patient – Family Teaching Manual for people with SCI
details: This website contains a manual that provides information on the many aspects of and dysfunctions relating to spinal cord injury for the patient and their family.
- Spinal Tips
details: This website contains tips and tricks for people with SCI to promote an active life and independence.
- Apparelyzed – Spinal cord injury peer support
details: This website provides general information on spinal cord injury. It also contains discussion forums on various issues for various people involved and general resources related to SCI.
- The Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service, Australia
details: This is the website for The Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service, located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It contains a lot of educational material and other things.
- New Zealand Spinal Trust – Patient education
details: This is a patient educational booklet put together by the New Zealand Spinal Trust.
- Motivation Australia
details: Motivation Australia is the Australian branch of Motivation, with a specific focus on the Asia Pacific Region including rural and remote Australia. Motivation Australia is particularly involved in the provision of appropriate wheelchairs in less resourced settings.
- Spinal Hub
details: This is a website written for the SCI community. It contains loads of useful information for people with SCI. Some of the content about general medical and nursing issues would be very appropriate for PTs.
- SCI – U
details: SCI-U is a series of 10 multimedia courses about learning to live with spinal cord injury. The courses have been designed to give you the information you need to live a healthy, active life. They were developed by people who live with SCI, in collaboration with researchers and clinicians.
details: d-Ability.org is a place to explore and learn more about life\’s possibilities following a disabling injury or illness. This site provides links to the websites of people and organisations from across the world – people with a multitude of backgrounds, abilities, skills and experiences to offer.
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