In 2018 international scientific guidelines were developed to inform people with spinal cord injury (SCI) how much exercise is necessary for important fitness and health benefits. This page contains information about the guidelines and resources to support their implementation in Germany. For information or resources for other countries please visit the European SCI guidelines webpage.
An international group of 29 researchers, clinicians, community organisations and people with spinal cord injury (SCI) have developed scientific guidelines to inform people with SCI how much exercise is necessary for important fitness and health benefits.
This process was led by Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis (University of British Columbia, Canada) and Professor Vicky Tolfrey (Loughborough University, UK).
Dr Christof Leicht outlines the scientific exercise guidelines for people with spinal cord injury (in German).
If you have any questions or would like to discuss disseminating the guidelines in your area please contact:
Dr Alexandra Rauch
Consultant WHO Disability and Rehabilitation Programme
Alexandra completed a training as physiotherapist at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, a BSc in applied health sciences at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences and an a Master in Public Health from the University of Bern, Basel and Zürich. She obtained her PhD at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Alexandra’s research focuses on physical activity in people with disabilities, especially in people with spinal cord injuries. Currently she is working as a consultant for the Disability and Rehabilitation Programme at the World Health Organization.