Category: ‘Therapies and Procedures’
Posted on December 19th, 2019
Posted on December 6th, 2019
Jerod Nieder has been paralyzed from the chest down for the past eight years, but lying on his back as researchers call out commands — “right knee up” — Nieder is able to slowly move his knee toward his chest.
Posted on December 3rd, 2019
‘We’re at the edge of merging the human and the machine,’ says U of A researcher
An electrical implant along with advances in mapping the spinal cord at the University of Alberta could soon help those with spinal injuries walk again.
Posted on November 28th, 2019
Stem cells derived from a patient’s own fat offer a step toward improving — not just stabilizing — motor and sensory function of people with spinal cord injuries, according to early research from Mayo Clinic.
Posted on September 25th, 2019
Every year, approximately 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury are reported in the United States. Recovering from an SCI can take a huge mental, emotional and physical toll on patients, but animal-assisted therapy may play an integral role in easing some of the challenges patients face.