TIRR Memorial Hermann is on the forefront of spinal-cord injury research and treatment. Each patient is unique, and the path to returning to normal activities varies, but we are here to provide the educational resources you need.

As you focus on restoring function and independence, it can be helpful to understand the different types of medical challenges you may face. Spinal cord injuries can affect multiple parts of the body, including the heart and blood vessels, lungs, bowels, bladder, kidneys, and sexual function. These educational resources can supplement your physician’s guidance as part of your rehabilitation and long-term health maintenance plan.

Patient Education: Spinal Cord Injury Community Resources

Paralyzed Veterans of America sets the standard in Clinical Practice Guidelines for healthcare practitioners at all levels and all those who care for individuals living with Spinal Cord Injury and Disease (SCI/D).

Learn from the Clinical Practice Guidelines »


The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) module has been developed for and in close collaboration with the SCI consumers. Education about the injury is an important component of a comprehensive rehabilitation for person with SCI.

Learn about SCI »


United Spinal Association is dedicated to empowering people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, to live successful and fulfilling lives.

Learn more about United Spinal Association »


The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis. There are many ways to get support, get involved and donate to support the Reeve Foundation mission.

Learn more about the Foundation »


The Wheelchair Skills Program (WSP) is a set of free online low-tech, high-impact, evidence-based resources for the assessment and training of the wheelchair skills of users (with or without the assistance of caregivers) of manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs and motorized mobility scooters.

Find training resource from the Wheelchair Skills Program »


Spinal Cord Injury BC is a team of sexual health clinicians and specialists in Vancouver, BC providing specialist sexual health services, education and research in British Columbia, Canada.

Learn more about sexual health from Spinal Cord Injury BC »


Wheelchair Travel is the world's largest accessible travel resource, with information about inclusive travel for disabled people, wheelchair friendly destinations and more.

Find travel resources at Wheelchair Travel »


The University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS) maintains the Information Network as a resource to promote knowledge in the areas of research, health and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries, their families, and SCI-related professionals. Here, you will find our educational materials and information on research activities of the UAB-SCIMS along with links to outside (Internet) information.

Find resources from the UAB-SCIMS Information Network »

Wheelchair to Car Transfer

Emily Potter, OTR, discusses the addition of hand controls on vehicles and shows how she transfers from a wheelchair to her car.

CAUTIs and Spinal Cord Injury Webinar

Matthew E. Davis, MD, Clinical Medical Director, SCI, of TIRR Memorial Hermann presents a webinar about safety and quaility considerations for CAUTIs and spinal cord injury.

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