Spinal cord injuries in children are rare which means with the relatively small population in Western Australia there are not many other parents to turn to for advice or to discuss problems. Many of the problems experienced by children with SCI are similar to those for children with spina bifida and the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of WA (http://www.rockybay.org.au/about-us/spina-bifida/) hold information sessions and social events that may be of interest to parents and carers of children with SCI. Rebound WA (formerly known as Wheelchair Sports WA) runs the ‘Little Dribblers’ program on Saturday mornings for children aged 5-12. This is a program where children with physical disabilities get the chance to try out different sports in a fun and active environment. Friends and siblings are also encouraged to hop into a wheelchair for the hour, get active and experience the fun. To find out more, contact Rebound WA here.
Princess Margaret Hospital
The content for this section is currently under development, but information about the Spinal Rehabilitation Clinic is included in this brochure.