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Systematic review on exercise for adults with spinal cord injury available online

25 July 2017

Systematic review on exercise for adults with spinal cord injury available online


As announced earlier this month on the PHC website, the systematic review ‘Effects of Exercise on Fitness and Health of Adults with Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review’ has been accepted by the leading clinical neurology journal Neurology. It can now be found online: http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2017/07/21/WNL.0000000000004224.short?rss=1


Congratulations to Dr Jan van der Scheer, Prof Kathleen Martin Ginis, Prof Vicky Tolfrey, the SCIRE research team (https://scireproject.com) and the other international co-authors for this impressive piece of work. It is exciting to see that the importance of exercise for people with neurological disabilities such as spinal cord injury is further being acknowledged by the clinical neurology field. 


The systematic review formed the basis of the development of international, evidence-based scientific exercise guidelines for adults with spinal cord injury. More information on that project can be found in our last two newsletters, along with a recent news item on our website and that of the NCSEM: 




It is expected that the paper describing the process and the outcomes of developing these guidelines will be available later this year. We will keep you posted!