Managing Disability & Chronic Conditions

Health Mechanics

Self Management Project

Health Mechanics serves as the basis for these two projects. Health Mechanics is a program designed to teach individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) the skills that will help them to keep their bodies healthy and to manage their life given their physical impairments. Just like you need to maintain a car if you want to keep it running, so too, must you learn to manage both your health and your environment to maintain or create a good quality of life.

This program is designed to teach you the skills and principles of self-management so that you can develop a toolbox that can be used to handle any situation. While the program will help you to manage health and medical information and apply it to your specific situation, it should not be taken as medical advice. We advise that you work in partnership with your physician and other health care providers and consult with them about the changes you are considering making in your life.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Health Mechanics Program, please send us an email.

Current Projects

Health Mechanics for Bowel and Bladder Health

Paralyzed Veterans of America Pilot Study on Self-Management