Effective rehabilitation after neurotrauma (Spinal Cord or Brain Injury) can greatly bolster an injured individual's independence, improving their quality of life or reducing the cost of accommodation or attendant care services. ISCRR researchers have developed and/or assessed a range of interventions designed to achieve this.
A new model for rehabilitation after ABI
With the development of Alfred Health's Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, came an opportunity for research and evidence to inform the development of a new, statewide model of care for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).
Nerve Transfers for Restoration of Upper Limb Function in Tetraplegia
Although nerve transfer surgery can greatly improve hand mobility in patients who experience tetraplegia, the processes surrounding this surgery require further refinement. Evidence is currently being gathered around this topic.
Improving Bowel Management After SCI
Patients with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) often struggle with an inability to control their bowel movements –but researchers are testing a new drug in the hope that it will offer a solution to this problem.
Improving bladder health after SCI
After SCI, patients often face major, reoccurring complications related to their bladders. These assorted research projects assess the causes behind these complications - so we can then figure out how to reduce them.