As we age with an SCI, taking care of our joints and overall physical mobility is very important. Joint health impacts our overall wellbeing, independence and quality of life – but with the right tools, knowledge and resources, our mobility and independence can be maintained as we age.

In this course you’ll learn about:

  • Shoulder health and activities you can do to help maintain good joint health.
  • How using different mobility devices, like manual wheelchairs, may impact your joint health as you age.
  • How to optimize your wheelchair propulsion to help limit shoulder and joint strain.
  • Spasticity and ways it can be treated to optimize joint health.
  • The importance of exercise to promote joint health, along with tips on improving range of motion.
Craig Neilsen Foundation

This course was created as part of a project funded by a grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.

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