About the Centre

Paula Taylor

The National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) provides acute and rehabilitation care for patients with spinal cord injury. The centre, founded by Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann, has been serving patients since 1944 and has established an international reputation for its quality services. The NSIC offers diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for patients with acute spinal cord injuries and non-traumatic spinal cord lesions …

About SCI


What is SCI? SCI stands for Spinal Cord Injury – The spinal cord is responsible for communicating two way messages to and from the brain to all areas of the body – your muscles, organs and skin. A spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when the spinal cord is damaged through illness or injury. This interrupts the messages to and from …

News and Events


Keep up with the latest news and events from the NSIC. We welcome contributions from you to tell us about your news, so feel free to contact us SCI Relatives Morning New career? Don’t Quit, Do It Come Fly with Me Skinstamatic app Euan’s guide Drug driving Team awards Henry’s Speech Mosaic workshops Art in Hospital Day Girdlers Presentation 2011 …

Patient Education


The Patient Education Team We recognise that you will need to make lifestyle changes once you leave the NSIC. We also know that information about this during inpatient rehab is not likely to be the best time for absorbing or learning new health behaviours  and habits, when so much else is going on in your life and that of your …

General Resources


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