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SCI Resources Library News August 2016


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

The Warehouse (NZ) is being praised by disability advocates for featuring models Jaden Movold, who uses a wheelchair and Lily-Mae Ivatt-Oakley, who lives with Down Syndrome, in its latest catalogue.

Russia's paralysed genius inventor creates new wheelchair - only weighing 5.4 kgs.

Lifts and ramps are coming to the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Researchers Say Brain-Controlled Exoskeleton Training Sparked Neurological Improvement in Individuals With Paraplegia


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 out there 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)

  • 31 August 2016
    • The Gift of Parenting
    • Challenges and triumphs of Motherhood
  • 17 August 2016
    • Visit New York City
    • Explore Dubai
    • Accessible Travel Tips
    • Enjoy the beauty of Iceland
  • 10 August 2016
    • Achieving education goals
    • Exoskeleton technology helps Father walk his daughter down the aisle.
  • 3 August 2016
    • Finding friendship through parasports
    • wheelchair fencing  

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network

Carers NSW ebulletin

DANA - Disability Advocacy Network Australia

Disability Council NSW

Disability Horizons

  • 22 August 2016
    • Disability and sport: have you considered adaptive rowing?
  • 18 August 2016
    • Gay and disabled: I'm proud of who I am
  • 11 August 2016
    • Employment and disability: answering difficult interview questions
    • Accessible beaches and beach wheelchairs around the UK
  • 4 August 2016
    • Disability dating sites: how best to find and make a date

Forward (Spinal Injuries Association UK)

  • no 134 August 2016 (Table of contents)
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Support for walkers
    • Living with SCI as a result of a spinal Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
    • Travelling in Greece
    • and lots more....

iCare Lifetime care enews

Link - This weeks What's news in Disability

New Mobility

  • August 2016
    • See Izzy Camilleri's new 2016 collection 
    • 7 hard-core parking abuse strategies
    • Visiting Rio de Janeiro 
    • What you need to know about bladder cancer and SCI
    • Starting a support group
    • Wheeling in Cuba: 90 miles away (from Florida) and a world apart
    • and lots more....

Physical Disability Council New South Wales (PDCN)

Sports n Spokes

  • July 2016
    • Experience adaptive sports such as paragliding, skydiving, BASE jumping or hot air ballooning.

United Spinal Association (USA)

Articles of interest from academic journals

Anxiety prevalence following spinal cord injury: a meta-analysis, J Le and D Dorstyn, Spinal Cord 2016 54: 570-578; advance online publication, March 8, 2016; Abstract

Caregiving services in spinal cord injury: a systematic review of the literature, E M Smith, N Boucher and W C Miller and the SCIRE Research Team, Spinal Cord 2015 54: 562-569, Abstract  

Development of a comprehensive survey of sexuality issues including a self-report version of the International Spinal Cord Injury sexual function basic data sets, P W New and K E Currie, Spinal Cord 2016 54: 584-591, Abstract 

Whole-body vibration can attenuate the deterioration of bone mass and trabecular bone microstructure in rats with spinal cord injury, A Minematsu, Y Nishii, H Imagita, D Takeshita and S Sakata, Spinal Cord 2016 54: 597-603, Abstract

The CanPain SCI Clinical Practice Guidelines for Rehabilitation Management of Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord: introduction, methodology and recommendation overview, Spinal Cord 2016 54: S1-S6; Abstract

Exoskeletons' design and usefulness evidence according to a systematic review of lower limb exoskeletons used for functional mobility by people with spinal cord injury, Veronique Lajeunesse, Claude Vincent, François Routhier, Emmanuelle Careau & François Michaud, Pages: 535-547, Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, Volume 11, Issue 7, October 2016, Abstract

“My body was my temple”: a narrative revealing body image experiences following treatment of a spinal cord injury
K. Alysse Bailey, Kimberley L. Gammage, Cathy van Ingen & David S. Ditor
Pages: 1-7, Disability and Rehabilitation and online now on Taylor & Francis Online, Abstract

New Books, Articles, Websites added to the SCIA SCI Resources Library

To borrow any of the books listed please contact the library on or ph 02 9661 8855 or 1800 819 775. To see what else has been added to the library, click on Lists on the black bar on the home page of the library.  

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  • AbleThrive (Content curated from all around the world)
  • CareCure Community Forum
  • Facing Disability (More than 1,000 videos of family members answering real-life questions about how they cope with a spinal cord injury).
  • Inspired - Spinal Cord Injury Support Community
  • Life after spinal cord injury from Ripple Productions
  • Mad Spaz Club (where all the cool wheelchair people hang out!)
  • Personal stories collection from the SCIA Resources Library
  • SCIA Facebook page
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  • SPINALpedia (A social mentoring and video network for the sci community)
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  • SCIA's What Next? video series on You Tube (Wheelchair skills, driving, assistance dogs, cooking, home automation and more....)
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