About Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

What is a spinal cord injury?​

It is estimated that 90% of what we know about spinal cord injury was discovered in the last 20 years. There is a great deal more resources and research on hand today than ever before, but there is a way to go before accessibility, opportunities and health care for people with SCI are at optimal level.

Insights on SCI

At SCIO, we believe that the journey to understanding and adapting to spinal cord injuries (SCI) begins with comprehensive knowledge and support. From the moment of diagnosis through the phases of rehab and beyond, our goal is to equip you with the tools you need to reach your goals.

With recent advancements in science and medicine, our knowledge of SCI has expanded significantly, yet the journey towards optimal healthcare and accessibility continues. Here, at SCIO, we are committed to enhancing this journey through research, education, and community insights.

Spinal cord injury transforms lives, impacting physical abilities and daily routines.

Whether you’re navigating the aftermath of a traumatic event or adapting to changes from a non-traumatic cause, understanding the nature of your injury is the first step. This knowledge is not just about the injury itself but about embracing a new way of life with confidence and support.

We understand that a spinal cord injury (SCI) diagnosis can be overwhelming, and you may have many questions. SCIO is here to provide support, information, and resources to individuals with SCIs, their families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. This page is a starting point for your journey, offering an overview of spinal cord injuries, rehabilitation and transition, common complications, and life with a mobility disability. We encourage you to explore the resources we offer and reach out to us if you have any questions.

Understanding SCI

Learn more on the science behind SCI, from the anatomy of the spinal cord to the nuanced differences between injury levels, and SCI classifications, to a comprehensive overview that aims to equip you with the basis of knowledge to help better understand the physiological characteristics for a deeper grasp of spinal cord injuries and their effects on the human body.

Rehab & Transition Home

Every SCI journey is unique, just like every person. There’s no one-size-fits-all path. With a strong focus on personalized support, learn how SCIO’s programs and services are designed to assist at every step, highlighting SCIO’s commitment to facilitating a smooth transition back into the community.

Life with a Mobility Disability

Covering a variety of key topics, from managing common complications, enhancing your health and well-being, to navigating independent living with adaptive technologies, and understanding the financial, insurance, and legal aspects of SCI. Life with a mobility disability is designed to be a comprehensive resource for you. 


Sound research is critical in shaping the experience and opportunities of those with SCI. We believe in collaboration to achieve optimal results, and in partnering with our community and industry leaders, from researchers to clinicians. Learn how you can participate in research, how SCIO funds research, and how we provide opportunities to promote new studies.

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