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European Neuro Convention – The must attend event for Brain and Spinal injuries

European Neuro Convention – The must attend event for Brain and Spinal injuries, speak to experts from around the globe The European Neuro Convention, previously the Neuro Rehab Expo is set to be Europe’s largest trade show for Brain and Spine experts. It has expanded into a new comprehensive event, with three key areas of focus, rehabilitation, diagnostic and surgical. ... Read More »

Baxter Foundation grant enables support to families of people with spinal cord injury

The Baxter International Foundation has awarded a grant of £50,200 to Back Up, a leading spinal cord injury charity. The grant will fund a new Outreach and Support Families Co-ordinator position, and sustain it, for the next two years. This is their first post which focuses on families, and will be part of a team which also offers support to spinal ... Read More »

Research reveals Thought-Powered Wheelchair could return mobility

We have come across an exciting new development in the world of wheelchairs. A new study has been developed which looks into ways to help patients with spinal cord injuries become more independent, were monkeys were able to navigate a robotic wheelchair using a brain chip. This is not the first time that a mind-controlled wheelchair to be showcased, there are differences ... Read More »

Simple Introduction to IDD Therapy

For many, neck, back and leg pain such as sciatica causes discomfort and restrictions every day of their life. As well as chiropractic treatments, there are painkillers that can temporarily ease pain, but side affects or the dislike of taking medicine everyday can cause people to look for alternative treatment – such as IDD therapy.     What is IDD ... Read More »

Freedom Wheelchair Skills Improves Lives

Freedom Wheelchair Skills provides peer-led teaching of everyday skills and techniques to get the most out of life while using a wheelchair. The aim of Freedom Wheelchair Skills training is to help people become more confident in using a wheelchair, become less dependent on others and to show people how to overcome everyday environmental challenges. This is how it all ... Read More »

Let’s Talk About Sex

Mik Scarlet shares his personal experience of sex with a spinal cord injury. By MikScarlet I know from my own experience, when you gain a spinal injury you grieve for the person you once were, the future you have lost and what you imagine lies ahead. Our society doesn’t paint living with a spinal injury as anything other than a ... Read More »

SIA celebrates official Anniversary with Travis

During a year full of celebrations, the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) will once more team up with Travis to mark their official 40th Anniversary. On 23 September, the date that SIA was officially registered as a charity with the Charity Commission back in 1974, Travis will be re-releasing their online single ‘Love will come through’ for a month with profits ... Read More »

Rugby Player Regains Confidence

Stratford upon Avon RUFC player regains confidence and lifestyle thanks to chin controlled power chair after sustaining a serious spinal cord injury on the field.   A young and active Gareth Rees sustained serious damage to his spinal cord after a fearless ruck on the rugby field in 2011, an injury that would change his life forever. 28 year old ... Read More »

Celebs announce SIA’s 40th Anniversary Award Winners

A variety of screen and sports stars flocked to Birmingham on 5 June to help celebrate the Spinal Injuries Association’s 40th Anniversary at their Rebuilding Lives after Spinal Cord Injury Awards ceremony. The Rebuilding Lives after Spinal Cord Injury Awards ceremony was kindly hosted by Episodes and Green Wing actor Stephen Mangan. Stephen became involved in the event through the ... Read More »

‘Heroes’ welcome

A clinical support worker who has helped transform the lives of 100s of patients at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust’s National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) has earned a top job at Help for Heroes.  Georgie Friend, from Aylesbury, has been driving sports participation amongst spinal injury patients in her role at Stoke Mandeville Hospital since 2007. Read More »