Other Health Resources

The resources listed on this page are in no particular order.

Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals
Association with a focus on spinal cord injury and disease care and research. Provides educational, research and clinical information to enhance quality of care for SCI/D clients, families and support groups.

Adaptive Sports USA
Previously called the Wheelchair Sports USA, this site includes information on upcoming events, news, and a directory of regional sports organizations.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
U.S. Department of Justice ADA home page.

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the national medical society representing more than 9,000 physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
AANS is a scientific and educational association with over 10,000 members worldwide. It’s dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neuro-surgical care to the public.

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
The ABPMR is an independent nonprofit organization for people wishing to be certified in this discipline. Its primary activity is to provide education and certification in physical rehabilitation and medicine for physicians.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people – at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Cerebral Palsy FAQ – Information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cerebral palsy and other birth injuries.

Cleveland FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) Center
Contains information on the Center’s projects, publications, education programs and employment and training opportunities. Includes the FES Information Center which has a newsletter, subject bibliographies, and other online resources.

Disabled Sports USA
The site includes a schedule of events and information on adapted fitness workshops and seminars; internship openings at DS/USA; links to DS/USA Chapter Web sites; access by program/activity, major events, and equipment of DS/USA chapters and regions; and links to other Web sites related to disabilities, including other disabled sports and recreation sites.

A portal to the websites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other Federal departments and agencies.

HeartFlex Upper Body Strengthener
Aids in physical rehabilitation while increasing hand strength. A safe and easy alternative to weights, springs, and rubber bands. Can be used while sitting, reclining, or lying down. Weighs less than a pound. Cannot snap back and injure.

Home Remedies Apk- Android App
Home Remedies Android App provides information about natural home remedies are safe and useful for common ailments. Most of the disease is not life threatening can be treated at home. Learn how you can use natural remedies (alternative medicine or herbal healing) to replace many of the over-the-counter drugs most commonly used in the treatment of common diseases.

Health information from one of the world’s largest medical library. Has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health, and other trusted sources on about 500 diseases and conditions. Contains a list of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

Mobility-Advisor.com: Live More Independently
Serves as an information guide on wheel chairs, mobility equipment, adaptive aids, support organizations, and recreational outlets that enhance the lives of individuals of all ages who need mobility assistance.

National Center for Biotechnology Information
Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information – all for the better understanding of molecular processes affecting human health and disease.

National Institutes of Health
One of the world’s foremost medical research centers, and the Federal focal point for medical research in the U.S. Mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. One of eight health agencies of the Public Health Services which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The nation’s leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system. Collects and disseminates research information related to neurological disorders.

National Library of Medicine
Worlds largest medical library.

National Organization on Disability (NOD)
NOD promotes full and equal participation of America’s 54 million men, women, and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.

National Rehabilitation Information Center
Provides free access to disability Information databases. Topics are from the text of federally funded research projects that the staff of the NARIC has collected and disseminated. Includes those research projects and commercially published books, journal articles, and audiovisuals. The collection adds about 200 new documents per month.

Physiotherapy Exercises for People with Spinal Cord Injuries
Over 300 physiotherapy exercises appropriate for people with spinal cord injuries. The website was written by physiotherapsits, for physiotherapists. Enables users to search for exercises appropriate for their clients. The user can search for exercises by different categories.

U.S. Access Board
The Access Board is an independent federal agency. The Board’s mission is to develop and maintain accessibility requirements for buildings and other structures, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and electronic and information technology. The Board also provides technical assistance and training on federal accessibility guidelines and standards, and enforces accessibility standards at federally funded facilities.

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development – Disabilities
Contains information, from all parts of HUD’s web site that will interest those with disabilities.