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Mind is key in treating spinal injuries, research finds


July 17, 2018
By Nan Spowart The National

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New research on spinal injuries has found that rehabilitation should include the mind as well as the body.

Rates of recovery could potentially be increased if training in spatial awareness is given, according to the study led by Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.

The team discovered that spinal injuries can affect an individual’s perception of the space before them and their reach – even if their upper body is unaffected by their injury. | READ THE FULL STORY