Derek Cutler of Stoke Madeville Spinal Research outlined the work of the above charity.
The focus of this particular charity was upon ameliorating the impact of spinal injury: research that currently falls into 4 main categories:
- assistive technology
- urinary infections
- pressure ulcers
- nerve pain
He touched upon a range of new approaches being explored. These included:
- Cingulotomy – cutting brain pathways – to reduce nerve pain
- Oculus virtual reality games as an alternative limb rehabilitation strategy
- Gentamycin instillations to reduce the incidence of bladder infections on patients using cathetes.
- New ways to prevent and treat pressure ulcers and their consequential problems.
You can find further information about the work of the charity here: https://www.lifeafterparalysis.com/
Like most charities, charitable donations to SMSR have been drastically affected by the pandemic.
You can donate to the charity here: https://www.lifeafterparalysis.com/covid-19