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Resources Library News March 2018


Featuring new developments and news about spinal cord injury, magazines and newsletters, interesting articles from academic journals and details of new resources that have recently been added to the library.

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News from the media and around the Internet

Why Are Devices the Last-in-Line Treatment for Chronic Pain? Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry, CDC guidelines call for using acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, exercise therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for chronic pain. Guidelines don't list minimally invasive care such as spinal cord stimulators (SCS) and other neuromodulation devices despite the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States. What gives? 

For more news visit SCIA's news pages, the SCIA Facebook page or if you would like to learn how to set up Google Alerts which are a great way to monitor what is going on in the world of disability and spinal cord injury contact the library and we'll show you how.

Magazines, Journals, Newsletters, Blogs

Click on the links to read the articles in full or to view the magazine table of contents. If you would like to read any of the articles that are featured from the magazine table of contents, let us know the details and we will send the article to you.

AbleThrive - (Tips, advice, stories)

  • 28 Mar 2018
    • Pushing techniques for quadriplegics
    • Accessibility ideas for a studio apartment
    • Having a sibling with a disability: an unbreakable bond
    • Visiting Niagara falls 
  • 21 Mar 2018
    • Media's portrayal of SCI - every injury is different
    • Accessible Portland, US
    • Regulating your body temperature with SCI (when it's cold!)
  • 14 Mar 2018
    • Adaptive camping and accessible adventures
  • 7 Mar 2018
    • Making your bedroom accessible
    • Sexuality and reproductive health
    • Wearing a skirt in a wheelchair
  • 1 Mar 2018
    • Quadriplegic racecar driver  
    • Fashion tips for quadriplegics 

the Advocate (Spinal Life Australia Qld)

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network

Carers NSW

Disability Horizons

  • 23 Mar 2018
    • How to achieve practicality and style in your adapted bathroom 
  • 5 Mar 2018
    • The Anarchic Cripple: standing up to bigotry for everyone 

Every Australian Counts

Facing Disabilty

  • March 2018 Newsletter
    • Auto Technician with Spina Bifida Uses Custom Chair and Exoskeleton
    • "I might be quadriplegic, but I'm your doctor."   


Link - This weeks What's news in Disability and Monthly magazine

NDIS News from

New Mobility (United Spinal Association, US)

the Spin Magazine (Spinal Cord Injury BC)

  • Spring 2018
    • Risky business: setting straight the suggestion there is no benefit to single-use catheters.
    • Ageing and SCI - planning and forethought can help keep your quality of life on the right track well into your golden years. 
    • Rare air: acute intermittent hypoxia has emerged as a promising treatment to strengthen the respiratory ability with high level incomplete quadriplegia.
    • the herb that soothes - new evidence from Spanish researchers helps to confirm that cannabis can help to calm spasticity in SCI
    • and more......


Wheel Love - Real life stories from two girls Sam & Chelsea living extraordinary lives with men who don’t let their wheelchairs define them.

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA)

Topic of the Month

There are lots of great places to Share your experiences and learn from others. Check out Facing Disability, the Care Cure Community Forum, Spinalpedia and more. See under the heading on the home page of the library 

New Books, Articles, Websites added to the Resources Library

To borrow any of the books listed please contact the library or ph 1800 819 775. To see what else has been recently added to the library, click on Lists on the black bar on the home page of the library. 

About the Resources Library

SCIA's Resources Library provides a comprehensive collection of resources relating to spinal cord injury and disability - you can search or browse by subject to all of the material in the library. Discover new resources, forums, websites, blogs and places that you can visit to share your experiences and learn from others. We are always on the lookout for new material to be added to the collection so if you come across something that you think the library should have please let us know. 

Library contacts and further assistance

If you have had a good look around the library and the Resources pages on our website and can’t find the information you are looking for, our staff are very happy to help you. We can be contacted on email or give us a call on 1800 819 775.

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What's new this Month in the Library

May 2019

  • To see what else has been added to the Library, see Lists on the black bar above.


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