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We asked top spinal cord injury experts to focus on the subjects that people want to know about right away. We have over 400 answers to the important questions that come up when an injury is new and at its most bewildering.

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Adult Injuries

Spinal Cord Injury 101

David Chen, MD

Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

The Basics of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Kristine Cichowski, MS

Director, Life Center Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Preventing Pressure Sores

Mary Zeigler, MS

Clinical Nurse Specialist Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Transition from Hospital to Home

Kim Eberhardt Muir, MS

Program Specialist–Spinal Cord Injury Program Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Spasticity, Physical Therapy-Lokomat

T. George Hornby, PhD, PT

Research Scientist, Sensory Motor Performance Program Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Sex and Fertility After Spinal Cord Injury

Diane M. Rowles, MS, NP

Nurse Practitioner, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Coping with a New Injury

Robin Dorman, PsyD

Clinical Health Psychologist, Northwestern University Medical Center--Chicago

Adjusting to Social Life in a Wheelchair

Lisa Rosen, MS

Educational Program Manager, Life Center Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Substance Abuse and Spinal Cord Injury

Allen Heinemann, PhD

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University--Chicago

How Family Life Changes After Spinal Cord Injury

Nancy Rosenberg, PsyD

Psychology Clinical Specialist and Director, Peer Mentor Programs, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital—Philadelphia

Empowering the Patient After Spinal Cord Injury

Guy W. Fried, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital—Philadelphia

Confronting Psychological Issues

Toby Huston, PhD

Psychologist, Craig Hospital, Colorado

Psychological Realities After Spinal Cord Injury

Jonathon Rose, PhD

Psychologist/Director, Spinal Cord Injury Outpatient Psychology, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, CA

Psychology of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Michelle Meade, PhD

Psychologist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

How Psychologists Help Families Cope

Samuel Gordon, PhD

Psychologist, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Psychology After Spinal Cord Injury

Heather Taylor, PhD

Psychologist /Director of Spinal Cord Injury and Disability Research, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston

The Psychological Road to Recovery

Sigmund Hough, PhD

Neuropsychologist/Spinal Cord Injury Service, VA Boston Healthcare System

Psychological Issues After Spinal Cord Injury

Terrie Price, PhD

Neuropsychologist and Director of Neuropsychology and Family Services, Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, Missouri

Psychological Health After Spinal Cord Injury

Lester Butt, PhD

Psychologist/Director, Psychology Department, Craig Hospital, Colorado

The Psychologist's Role After Spinal Cord Injury

Laura Tuck, PsyD

Psychologist, Memphis VA Medical Center

The Role of the Social Worker After Spinal Cord

Dawn Sheaffer, MSW

Social Worker/Director of Social Services, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia

Social Worker Support After Spinal Cord Injury

Kathy Hulse, MSW

Social Worker/Outpatient Counselor, Craig Hospital, Colorado

Social Worker-Patient Partnerships

Marguerite David, MSW

Social Worker, Seattle, Washington

How Social Workers Help Transitions

Patti Rogers, MSW

Social Worker/Executive Director, Arkansas Spinal Cord Injury Commission, Little Rock

Occupational Therapy After Spinal Cord Injury

Anne Bryden, OT

Occupational Therapist/Research Manager, Case Western University, Cleveland

How Occupational Therapists Work

Sarah Harrison, OT

Occupational Therapist, Craig Hospital, Colorado

Occupational Therapy Enables Daily Life

Mary Jane Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist/Professor of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia

Occupational Therapy Creates Independence

Katie Powell, OT

Occupational Therapist, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee

Physical Therapy After Spinal Cord Injury

Elaine Rogers, PT

Physical Therapist , VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle

The Role of the Physical Therapist

Laura Wehrli, PT

Physical Therapist/Supervisor, Spinal Cord Injury Unit, Craig Hospital, Colorado

Physical Therapy Support After Spinal Cord Injury

Isa McClure, MAPT

Physical Therapist, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, New Jersey

Recreational Therapy After Spinal Cord Injury

Jennifer Piatt, PhD

Recreational Therapist/Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Public Health; Indiana University, Bloomington

Pediatric Specialists

Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury 101

Lawrence Vogel, MD

Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program Shriners Hospital for Children–Chicago

The Basics of Pediatric SCI Rehabilitation

Sara Klaas, MSW

Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children–Chicago

Transitions for Children with Spinal Cord Injury

Patricia Mucia, RN

Nurse Care Coordinator Shriners Hospital for Children–Chicago