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ASIA

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American Spinal Injury Association

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ASIA establishes and promotes standards of excellence for all aspects of health care of individuals with spinal cord injury from onset throughout life.

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Allison Kessler Vear

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Dr. Allison Kessler Vear

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Attending Physician and Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Andrea Dalzell

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Andrea Dalzell

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Registered Nurse & Disability Rights Advocate

@theseatednurse
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Blake Perkins

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Blake Perkins

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Research Therapist at Cleveland FES Center and Physical Therapist at MetroHealth.

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Bradley Frazee

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Dr. Bradley Frazee

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Alameda County Medical Center

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Brenna Warnick

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Brenna Warnick

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Recreational Therapist at Hartford Hospital

@brennambean
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CSRO

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Canadian/American Spinal Research Organization

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The CSRO is dedicated to funding research to find a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and to reducing spinal cord injuries through awareness and prevention programs.

@csrocanada
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Carlie Cook

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Carlie Cook

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Recreational Therapist

@c.cook20
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Cheri Blauwet, MD

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Cheri Blauwet, MD

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Cheri Blauwet, MD is an Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where she also serves as the Disability Access and Awareness Director for Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.

@cheriblauwetmd
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Chris McCulloh, MD

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Chris McCulloh, MD

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General Surgery Resident, Morristown Medical Center/Atlantic Health System Research Fellow in Pediatric Surgery.

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Cleveland FES Center

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Cleveland FES Center

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The Center focuses on the application of electrical currents to either generate or suppress activity in the nervous system. This technique is known as functional electrical stimulation (FES)

@cleveland_fes_center
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Danielle Lancelot Watson

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Danielle Lancelot Watson

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Occupational Therapist

@d_machine223
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Danielle Sheypuk, Ph.D

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Danielle Sheypuk, Ph.D

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Licensed Clinical Psychologist at South Beach Psychiatric Center

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Dinesh Palipana

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Dr. Dinesh Palipana

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Emergency room doctor at Australia’s busiest emergency department at Gold Coast University Hospital.

@dineshpalipana7
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Dr Mitchell Tepper, PhD, MPH

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LIVING Your LIFE: SEXUALITY FOLLOWING SPINAL CORD INJURY

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20 PDF download by Mitchell Tepper, PhD, MPH, author of Regain That Feeling: Secrets to Sexual
Self-Discovery.

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Dr. Daniel Grossman

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Dr. Daniel Grossman

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Emergency Room doctor at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, NY.

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Dr. Jyh-Hann (John) Chang

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Dr. Jyh-Hann Chang

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Dr. Jyh-Hann (John) Chang is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and is Board-Certified in Rehabilitation Psychology.

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Dr. Mitchell Tepper

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Sex and Paralysis Video Series

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Sex and Paralysis Video Series by Dr. Mitchel Tepper.

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Dr. Mitchell Tepper

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Sex and Paralysis Video Series

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I’m Dr. Mitchell Tepper. And I’m an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator and Counselor dedicated to helping people with disabilities and health professionals grasp the full potential of sexual response and expression post-injury or illness.

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Dr. Rex Marco

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Dr. Marco believes his accident has given him newfound understanding and empathy for his own patients, and is part of a larger plan for his life.

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Dr. William Tan

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Dr. William Tan

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Dr William Tan contracted polio when he was two and became paralysed from the waist down. Dr Tan is an accomplished sportsman who is dedicated to championing as well as fundraising for charities locally and internationally through his ultra-marathon endeavours around the world for the past 20 years.

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EatRight

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EatRight

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Home-Based Weight Management Program for Individuals with Spinal Cord Impairments.

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Facing Disability

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Facing Disability

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Our mission is to connect families dealing with paralysis with the life experiences of others just like them, and to provide medical information and resources.

@facing_disability
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Feranmi Okanlami MD MS

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Feranmi Okanlami MD MS

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Advocate for people with disabilities, speaker & entrepreneur, physician dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion.

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Gillian Aitken

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Gillian Aitken

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Student at Duke University’s nurse practitioner program.

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Gordon Ninde

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Gordon Ninde

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Nurse case manager at Mercy Regional Medical Center.

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Hayley Whitman

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Healing Legacy Counseling

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Healing Legacy Counseling is a private practice in Stow, Ohio offering therapy to help you to heal from past trauma and abuse and connect with other people.

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Holly Noon

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Fruitful Elements

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Holly is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CNP) living in Toronto.

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ICORD

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ICORD

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ICORD is a spinal cord injury research centre of the UBC Faculty of Medicine and VCH Research Institute. We are located in the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre at Vancouver General Hospital, 818 West 10th Avenue.

@icord_sci
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ISCoS

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International Spinal Cord Society - ISCoS

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Promotes the highest standard of care in the practice of spinal cord injury for men, women and children throughout the world. Through its medical and multi disciplinary team of Professionals ISCoS endeavours to foster education, research and clinical excellence.

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Improving Sexual Satisfaction in Persons with SCI

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Improving Sexual Satisfaction in Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries: Collective Wisdom

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Sexuality is an important part of life, and it is necessary for clinicians to have a specific format in which to address sexual issues with their patients. A systematic approach to working with patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) to improve their sexual functioning and response is presented.

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Jessica Brito

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Take Control Therapy

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Being Hispanic, I am highly driven to help my client’s find the balance between the collective and the individual. Growing up in a collective culture living in an individualistic culture has taught me the importance of understanding both.

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Jim Post

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Jim Post

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Chief, Internal Medicine at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Joanne E. Smith

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Fruitful Elements

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Joanne Smith is a Certified Nutritionist who graduated with first class honors from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto.

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Kathryn Georgiou

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Kathryn Georgiou

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Registered nurse.

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Kelly Brush Davisson

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Kelly Brush Davisson

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Lakeside Pediatrics

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Kelly Morse Canterbury

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Kelly Morse Canterbury

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Doctor of Optometry

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Kerri Morgan

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Kerri Morgan

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Assistant professor of occupational therapy and neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine.

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Lindsey Freysinger

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Lindsey Freysinger

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Studied Healthcare Administration and Nurse Leadership at University of Michigan.

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Lindsey Runkel

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Lindsey Runkel

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Registered Nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital.

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LivingWithSCI.ca

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LivingWithSCI.ca

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We’re a team of rehabilitation clinicians and people living with spinal cord injury who’ve been where you are, working together to bring you the information you need for managing your life after spinal cord injury.
This resource is designed to equip you with the basic information you need to be informed and to understand what you will learn in rehab about how your body works after spinal cord injury.

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MWG Mobile App

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My Wheelchair Guide

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My Wheelchair Guide mobile app features: Self-assessment & maintenance checklists. Customizable to-do lists. Wheelchair skills videos. Illustrations on wheelchair types, parts, & accessories. Critical health considerations. Organized hub that integrates the contacts essential to getting a wheelchair. Ability to take notes within the app using text, pictures, or voice records. Q&A section

@unitedspinal
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Matt DiLillo

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Matt DeLillo

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Occupational Therapist at OSCIL

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MedStar NRH

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Various Publications

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Multiple publications on various SCI related topics available for download.

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MedStar NRH

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Peer Mentor Training Manual

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This Peer Mentor Training Manual is an informational and educational manual provided by
National Rehabilitation Hospital (“NRH”) to provide general information on a spinal cord injury
peer mentoring program.

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MedStar NRH

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Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital

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MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (MedStar NRH) in Washington DC. We hope that this website will provide you with useful information and knowledge on; Ongoing research at MedStar NRH
How to prevent secondary conditions such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, and pressure ulcers after a spinal cord injury (SCI).
Educational and training tools for both consumers and clinicians – including both factsheets and videos
Articles and presentations by our staff

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Michelle Kephart

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Michelle Kephart

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Student Mentor at Western Governors University

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Mike Welch

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Mike Welch

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Doctor at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

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NASCIC

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The North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium

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The North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium (NASCIC) brings together like-minded organizations, individuals, and groups to improve research, care, and policies impacting people living with spinal cord injury, their families, and community.

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NCART

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National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology

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A national association of suppliers and manufacturers of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) products and services that are used by individuals with disabilities and medical conditions