Exercise and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

How Does Exercise Support the Recovery From a Spinal Cord Injury?....

People can experience long-term changes in their strength and function when the spinal cord or nerves are injured. 

But exercise has been shown time and again to have long-lasting positive effects on function after a spinal cord injury. 

It supports the recovery of the nervous system and reduces the risk of other issues related to...

• Muscle spasms
• Chronic pain
• Balance
• Weight gain 
• Breathing and cardiovascular health

The strength gains from resistance training help you manage your daily tasks more easily and lowers the risk of injury from muscle imbalances. 

And research shows that people who are more active are less likely to feel anxious or depressed. 


For more information visit the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation