- Diet and nutrition
- Mental health
- Relationships and family
- Sexuality and intimacy
- Bladder care
- Bowel care
- Skin care
- Pain or hypersensitivity
- Autonomic dysreflexia
- Other issues and complications
How to Keep Healthy
This section provides practical information to help you maximise your health and wellbeing. It will also help to problem solve what to do if you have issues or questions.
Good nutrition helps keep you in good health. If you have a spinal cord injury eating well is even more important, as it can help your body resist infection and maintain good skin, bladder and bowel habits.
It is important to maintain a healthy weight. This will help to keep you feeling and looking well, and able to do all the things you need to each day.
Living with a spinal injury can be stressful, both physically and emotionally. This stress may disrupt your sleep, or your sleep may be disrupted by physical factors resulting from your injury.
Being fit and active is important for good health.
Good posture when you are sitting in a wheelchair is important for many reasons.
The rate of perceived exertion is a scale used to monitor exercise intensity.
It's useful to have a set of questions on hand when you are trying to find out how accessible a sporting facility is.
Taking the pressure off can help prevent skin injuries.