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This website is for medical and paramedical professionals working in the field of spinal cord injuries. It contains learning modules for the whole team as well as for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, assistive technologists, social workers, psychologists and peer counsellors. The modules are intended for medical and paramedical students and junior clinicians. Others who have yet not assimilated sufficient knowledge on comprehensive management.

Outcome in SCI

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  17. Spinal Cord Injury Functional Goals (sci-info-pages.com)
  18. Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence – SCIRE  https://scireproject.com