Our Research

South Florida SCIMS Projects

The South Florida Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems (SFSCIMS) program, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and the US Department of Education, provides assistance to establish innovative projects for the delivery , demonstration, and evaluation of comprehensive medical, vocational, and other rehabilitation services to meet the needs of individuals with spinal cord injury. The research projects that the SFSCIMS is conducting seek to support this goal of providing state-of-the-art care to the SCI community during the time of their rehabilitation and beyond.

What is New in our Research?

Characterizing the Experience of Spasticity after Spinal Cord Injury

Purpose: The purpose of this research survey is to assess the characteristics of spasticity that have the greatest impact on activities of daily living and the perceived value of available management strategies.

Criteria: To participate in this research survey, you must have a spinal cord injury and spasticity.

Duration: This survey will require approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

Enrollment open until: further notice

Principal Investigator: Rachel Cowan PhD

Contact: Kate McManus (305-243-3575)

If you wish to participate in this study, please visit: Spasticity Survey