This manual was developed to give people who are recently spinal cord injured, and their families, information about the impact that the injury will have on daily life.

The manual contains information on:

  • Types of SCI
  • Bladder and bowel function and care
  • Diet
  • Pressure relief
  • Pressure sore care
  • Sexual options after SCI
  • Sleep apnea
  • Physiotherapy
  • Respiratory care
  • Taking charge after release from hospital
  • Wheelchair competence and maintenance
  • Adaptations to the built environment
  • Adaptations to the community
  • Driving and transportation
  • Accessibility of buildings
  • Know your rights
  • Useful medical and community organisations

The manual is also available in isiZulu and in pictorial form for people who cannot read.