We came across the SCI Empowerment Project run through the University of Washington's Rehabilitation Medicine department that was worth sharing. Funded by the Craig Neilsen Foundation, they have produced a series of informative and demonstrative videos addressing several key areas that individuals with a spinal cord injury, especially wheelchair users, tend to face.
Among the areas for which they have produced videos for are:
- Hand Function after Spinal Cord Injury
Profiles of Aging with a Spinal Cord Injury (5 videos)
Respiratory Management (2 videos)
Wheelchair Skills (21 videos)
Videos 1–11: Foundational wheelchair techniques, including wheelies, pop-ups, curbs and steps, and rough terrain.
Videos 12–16: Proper pushing techniques, including slopes, doors, and stairs.
Videos 17–21: Transferring to and from your wheelchair and a chair, bed, toilet, tub, or the floor.