SH-SCI Healthcare Lecture Series

SH-SCI Healthcare Lecture Series

Healthcare lectures for those with Spinal Cord Injury

As part of our Model System of care, we are striving to provide the best quality of information to our patients. In these efforts, we…

Spring Adaptive Sports

Spring Adaptive Sports

Another great season ahead for Adaptive Sports!

With warmer weather comes another great Spring/Summer season of Spaulding's Adaptive Sports program!

Learn More about SH-SCI Research

Learn More about SH-SCI Research

Are you interested in learning more about what is happening at SH-SCI?

To learn more about research happening at SH-SCI - please contact us via our web form. We are happy to answer your questions!

Non-Invasive Stimulation for Pain After SCI

Non-Invasive Stimulation for Pain After SCI

Researchers are looking at the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on pain.

This study is investigating a non-invasive method of brain stimulation (Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation- tDCS) for the relief of pain due to a previous spinal…

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Videos and slides of past Knowledge in Motion Lecture Series of 2017 can be found here



For more information


about these lecture series,


please contact Jenny at or


(617) 952-6173.




Knowledge in Motion Lecture



“Innovative Surgical Strategies to Restore Movement

and Reduce Spasticity after SCI”



Thursday, January 25, 2018

6:30 PM-8:00 PM


presented by:


Justin Brown, MD


Director, Neurosurgery Paralysis Center

Massachusetts General Hospital


Although spinal cord injury (SCI) may cause a number of impariments, research is uncovering

new surgical techniques to address the peripheral nerves and spinal cord that may assist in

restoring function and quality of life. This talk will review such techniques involving the restoration of arm and

hand function, management of lower extremity spasticity, and new work on the horizon regarding regulating

bowel and bladder control, while offering a discussion of when these strategies are best applied in

both acute and chronic SCI.







For more information, please contact Jenny at or (617) 952-6173.




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Charlestown, MA 02129





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National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

Our Spinal Cord Injury Model System is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). NIDILRR is a component of the US Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living.


National SCI Database

The National Spinal Cord Injury Database has been in existence since 1973 and captures data from an estimated 13% of new SCI cases in the U.S.  As part of the SCI Model System, SH-SCI contributes to this database. The NSCISC has recently released 2017 "Facts and Figures" from the National Database.

NSCISC - Facts and Figures 2017

Knowledge Translation Center

Connect with the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center
The Model System Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) has many resources available about the Spinal Cord Injury Model System, including helpful flyers and handouts about injury - and also the contact information for Model System sites nationwide.

On their website, they  list information for both consumers, and clinicians - including publications from the national sites. The MSKTC can also be found on Blogspot and Facebook.

Spaulding-Harvard Spinal Cord Injury Model System

SCI Resource of the Month

Make texting & websurfing a little easier...

Nothing fancy nor glamorous, a company named "Snake Clamp" makes attachable, adjustable clamps and mounts for using electronic devices, making them usable while in your chair. It could give you that free hand you always need!

Other attachments could perhaps help a quadriplegic mount a camera, a door opener, or provide a stable base for typing on a smart phone, etc. Check it out!! 

Here is the resource page . Additional attachment devices can be seen here: