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First atlas of Canadian spinal cord injury rehabilitation services determines the need for lifelong clinical care

The first atlas of Canadian spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation – Rehabilitation Environmental Scan Atlas: Capturing Capacity in Canadian SCI Rehabilitation (E-Scan Atlas) – was released by Toronto Rehab and the Rick Hansen Institute. It profiles 13 SCI rehabilitation sites in Canada and additional Canadian rehabilitation experts, identifies national trends, outlines the best practices in SCI rehabilitation and recommends how to improve national care.


New app helps seniors rate “age-friendliness” of locations and services

A newly released app lets seniors rate the “age-friendliness” of restaurants, community centres, libraries, crosswalks, shopping centres and public transit in their city – and share their ratings with others. The free Age-CAP app uses GPS to pinpoint the user’s location, no matter which city they live in worldwide. It’s available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.


New app helps doctors prescribing painkillers

Opioids are powerful medications that relieve all kinds of pain. But they are also highly addictive and an overdose is very serious, so prescribing them can be complex and challenging for physicians. A new app, developed at Toronto Rehab, helps doctors decide whether to prescribe opioids and makes it easier to monitor patients taking these drugs for chronic non-cancer pain, such as osteoarthritis and low back pain. Called Opioid Manager, the app is available for iPhone and iPad devices.

Upcoming Events

We are hosting the following research-related event:

Centre for Studies in Aging Annual Falls and Mobility Research Meeting

Monday, June 10, 2013 Location: Sunnybrook Research Institute

For more information, contact:

Jeanie Zabukovec
Phone: 416-597-3422 ext. 7437