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Join an Access Arts workshop

We’ve joined forces with Access Arts to give our members the opportunity to express their creative side, sponsoring a series of exciting workshops throughout May and June. Based in Brisbane, Access Arts offers a range of empowering workshops, including visual art, photography, drumming, singing and theatre performances. As part of this collaboration, our members can enjoy free entry […]

Media Release: Spotlight on research gives hope for ongoing support

The announcement of biomolecular scientist Professor Alan Mackay-Sim as Australian of the Year affirms the importance of persistence in finding solutions for people who have sustained a spinal cord injury. This award creates awareness of yet another advancement in medical science for people living with a disability. Spinal Life Australia’s Executive Manager, Frances Porter said, […]

Share your views at our Cairns Community Forum

We’re holding a Community Forum in Cairns on Tuesday 13 September for members and business leaders to discuss the social and economic impact of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The event will take place during Disability Action Week (11-17 September) and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through a Disability Community Event Grant. The […]

World Spinal Cord Injury Day: Monday 5 September

The inaugural World Spinal Cord Injury Day on Monday 5 September will launch this year’s Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week in Australia. This global day is an initiative of the International Spinal Cord Society, aimed at increasing awareness of injury prevention and an inclusive life for people with a spinal cord injury. On this day, […]

Attend the 2016 Queensland Disability Conference

We’re proud to be a Platinum Partner for the Queensland Disability Conference, which will be held in Cairns, Maryborough and Toowoomba on Wednesday 24 August. The event will share information, create new connections, and encourage innovation to make a difference for people with disability. As the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is progressively rolled out across the state, […]

New vocational rehabilitation program

About Back2Work Back2Work is an early intervention vocational rehabilitation program offered to newly injured patients in the Spinal Injuries Unit of Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital. This specialist service is available to anyone in the Unit who wants to discuss returning to work. Advice is also available to employers about the support and government funding available […]

New Brisbane physiotherapy practice

A new physiotherapy practice to support the health and wellbeing of people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities will open on Monday 18 April 2016 in Brisbane. Life Physio at the Gym can support all your rehabilitation needs. Services offered include manual therapy, taping, focused rehabilitation, dry needling, hydrotherapy, exercise prescription, education and […]

Transverse Myelitis Awareness Day 2016

Transverse Myelitis Awareness Day will be held on Monday 16 May 2016. To recognise the day, Spinal Life Australia will host a range of seminars on topics including the NDIS and TM Network activities. This year the special guest speaker will be Professor Benjamin Greenberg, an internationally recognised expert in neuroimmunological disorders (via video conferencing […]

QDN offers local support groups

With the move towards a national approach to supporting people with disability to maximise their full potential and participate as equal citizens in the community, it is important people are connected with each other and their local communities. Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) invites people with disability to be involved in a Local Support Group, […]

Partnership welcomed with Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association

Spinal Life Australia has joined forces with Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association to deliver a new Brisbane-based physiotherapy service to support the health and wellbeing of people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. The new service will be based at the Association’s Bowen Hills headquarters, as part of the inclusive fitness and rehabilitation centre known […]