Healthy eating can change your life after SCI.

Some say you are what you eat. We all know of the importance of a well-balanced diet but this can’t be emphasized enough after a spinal cord injury. Diet is a real important part of a healthy lifestyle to prevent and combat health complications. Eat Well Live Well with Spinal …

SCI-U Complements Spinal Cord Essentials

Spinal Cord Injury University (SCI-U) is a great destination for eLearning courses on spinal cord injury. SCI-U was created by subject matter experts and people living with spinal cord injury. Each course is interactive and allows people to test their knowledge. SCI-U uses video and animation to teach people about …

Get Active with SCI Action Canada

SCI Action Canada’s goal is to advance physical activity knowledge and participation among Canadians with spinal cord injury. About 85,000 Canadians live with a spinal cord injury and nearly half don’t participate regularly in leisure time physical activity (e.g., sports, exercise). With the tools and guidelines provided by SCI Action …

PVA Education Foundation is Helping Spinal Cord Essentials

In June of 2014, Spinal Cord Essentials received a Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Education Foundation grant to fund a second phase of Spinal Cord Essentials. Updates include creating new handouts, revising handouts, translation to Spanish, and a new website. Expect to see these new developments in the coming months. The …

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario is Your Community Resource

Every day, at least one person in Ontario sustains a spinal cord injury (SCI). SCI Ontario assists people in rebuilding their lives. They provide an ongoing, life-long resource for people with spinal cord injuries, their friends, families and service providers. SCI Ontario has been building on their expertise since 1945. …

Thank You Toronto Rehab Foundation!

Spinal Cord Essentials has been made possible by the ongoing support of the Toronto Rehab Foundation. Toronto Rehab Foundation raises funds to support research, education, and patient programs at University Health Network – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. The funds raised by the foundation contribute to the material costs and staff support …

Using Spinal Cord Essentials at Lyndhurst Centre (Toronto)

Spinal Cord Essentials was created at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s Lyndhurst Centre in Toronto, Ontario. At admission, patients receive a binder with general information about spinal cord injury. Over the course of rehabilitation, patients are encouraged to gather and review handouts relevant to their specific condition. The goal is to have …

More Education Available at UHN’s Patient and Family Education Website

The UHN Patient and Family Education Program has materials and resources to help patients stay informed. Download written materials on a large variety of topics from UHN’s Patient and Family Education Website. You can also find information about classes, events and other community resource. Visit their website for more information: …