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  • Airline Travel

    Information about airline travel.

  • Craig Hospital Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Handbook

    Craig Hospital Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Handbook - Updated 8/29/17

  • Spinal Cord Injury Handbook - Spanish

    Craig Hospital Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Handbook - Spanish - Updated 8/29/17

  • What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

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    A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of your spinal cord or surrounding nerves may lead to loss of strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of injury. This video will provide an introduction of the spinal cord and its functions, the different types of spinal cord injuries, the effects they may have and how it may apply to you. Knowing some of the terms used and what they mean will help you have a better understanding of your specific injury.

  • Complex Spinal Deformities and Degenerative Spine

    Learn about the types of complex spinal deformities and degenerative spine, Stenosis, Scoliosis, and Charcot Spine.

  • Herbs & Herbal Medicine

    Information about herbs and herbal medicine.

  • Educational Video: Lift Transfers

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    Getting out of bed is important for physical and mental health. This video goes over the process of using a manual lift to get a person in and out of bed with one person helping and with two people helping. This video does not replace the need for hands on training by a medical professional.

  • Educational Video: Pivot Transfers

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    This short video demonstrates the steps needed to perform a squat and stand pivot transfer. These transfers should only be done when a person is strong enough to provide some assistance. It is recommended that you receive training by a medical professional before performing these transfers.

  • Educational Video: Vehicle Transfers

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    Having a spinal cord injury does not mean you will never be able to get into a car again. This video demonstrates the process of transferring from a wheelchair into to a car.

  • Educational Video: Slide Board Transfers

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    Each person’s ability to transfer is affected differently by their spinal cord or brain injury. This video demonstrates the proper steps for doing a transfer with a slide board independently, with one person assisting, and with two people assisting. A pop over/depression transfer is also shown.

We are in the process of building our interactive resource library, and new resources will be added regularly. Thank you for your patience as we continue to provide resources and services to support the spinal cord injury and brain injury community. If you are searching for additional educational information, we encourage you to call our nationally-recognized Nurse Advice Line. Nurses are available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Call 303-789-8508 or toll-free at 1-800-247-0257. If your question or problem is urgent or an emergency, do not call the Nurse Advice Line - please go to the nearest emergency room, urgent care center, or call 911.