New Consumer Guide Released: Preservation of Upper Limb Function

People with spinal cord injuries and their caregivers have a new resource to help with improving the quality of their lives: Preservation of Upper Limb Function: What You Should Know, new from the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine.

Strain on the upper limbs is prevalent among wheelchair users, with the impending risk of experiencing a painful and potentially disabling injury.

This expert guide offers:
  • Recommendations on selecting and setting up equipment
  • Exercise routines to maintain strong and healthy arms and shoulders
  • Tips on arranging your environment to lessen stress on arms
  • Guidance and positive tips on staying healthy

This consumer guide is a companion to the clinical practice guideline, Preservation of Upper Limb Function Following SCI. Published by Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) on behalf of the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine.

Download the Upper Limb consumer guide at no cost today:
http://www.pva.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=9451

You can access all of the Consortium's clinical practice guidelines for health-care professionals and companion consumer guides on PVA's website. Download free of charge at http://www.pva.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pubs_main.

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