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Spinal Cord Injury: It’s Much More Than Being Unable to Walk

The number one cause of spinal cord injury is car accidents, but falls in the elderly are also rising as precipitating factor.  Those suffering from a spinal cord injury struggle with mobility, bowel and bladder control, muscle spasms, and many other secondary effects of being unable to walk or use their upper body.  Occupational Therapists are integral to the process of adjusting to life post spinal cord injury as we look at all areas of function and promote independence through creative solutions to immobility.  The following video created by the Spinal Cord Research Foundation describes the effects of a spinal cord injury and helps the general public to understand this condition.

More than being unable to walk from Wings for Life on Vimeo.

More than being unable to walk from Wings for Life on Vimeo.

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