A research participant with spinal cord injury walks in the Ekso GT assisted by a physical therapist

Exoskeleton assisted walking improves bowel function in people with chronic SCI

In further validation of the benefits of upright posture and exercise, a team of researchers from the US has reported that the time taken for bowel care and stool form were both improved by exoskeleton-assisted walking. These results were obtained…
Injured nerves stop themselves from healing

Insights into why injured nerves in the central nervous system stop themselves from healing

Three main causes for the inability of injured nerves of the central nervous system, or CNS, to regenerate have been known to date: the insufficient activation of a regeneration program in injured nerve cells that stimulates the growth of fibers,…
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Leukocyte fluctuations predict recovery from SCI

This video summarises the findings of research by A/Prof Marc Ruitenberg and his team, into leukocyte fluctuations in traumatic spinal cord injury. The published paper provides the first detailed description as to how the nature and level of a spinal…
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Spinal Cord Injuries in Australia – The case for investing in new treatments

Spinal cord injuries cost Australian economy $74.5b but small investments could reverse the emotional and financial impact. Sydney, 15 December 2020: A new landmark report released today by AlphaBeta, commissioned by SpinalCure Australia and supported by a grant from the icare Foundation (Insurance…

Lloyd’s donate to SpinalCure as part of their covid response

SpinalCure was recently nominated by Lloyds Australia to receive a donation as part of Lloyd’s global charitable response to COVID-19. We are delighted to share that we have now received a very welcome donation of $53,000! To date, 197 charities…
Barbara - non-traumatic SCI

Non-traumatic spinal cord injury: Barbara’s story

Non-traumatic spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is damaged by something other than major trauma. Many medical issues can lead to these injuries. In fact things like tumours and degenerative disorders are the leading cause of SCIs in…