Intensive Rehabilitation Trial

Our goal is to conduct a Human Clinical Trial and restore movement in people suffering with paralysis. However, before we can do this, we need to prepare the body to move again through intensive rehabilitation. Without long-term activity-based rehabilitation, cell transplantation alone will not be successful. This is why our Intensive Rehabilitation Trial is the next step in finding a cure for paralysis.

Through the generous donations of funding partners, philanthropists and our incredible fundraising community we have already committed $450,125 to begin this trial. This will cover the start-up costs as well as funding 5 participants to complete the rehabilitation.

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Exciting news as the Intensive Rehabilitation Trial is announced

What is the challenge?

A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time. In fact, in Australia one person sustains a spinal cord injury and is paralysed every day . Paralysis is the loss of voluntary movement and often results in being confined to a wheelchair.

$2 billion cost to society

Without an effective cure, the emotional and financial costs to individuals, their families and to our community as a result of a spinal cord injury are life-long. Aside from the devastating personal trauma, the cost to our society to care for people living with a spinal cord injury is over $2 billion a year. This is not sustainable and must change!

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Is there a cure?

There is no cure for paralysis but with the support of generous donors and funding partners, The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation has helped to raise over $12million which has been invested into ground-breaking Australian research focused on finding a cure.

We have made great progress with a worldfirst treatment that involves the transplantation of the patient’s own olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) from the nose into the spinal cord to reform connections. This experimental treatment has shown promising functional outcomes.

Our goal is to conduct a Human Clinical Trial and restore movement in people suffering with paralysis. Before we can do this, we need to prepare the body to move again through intensive rehabilitation. Without long-term activity-based rehabilitation, cell transplantation alone will not be successful.

What is the solution?

Our Intensive Rehabilitation Trial is the next step in getting to a Human Clinical Trial and involves activity-based rehabilitation, combined with a range of physical motor and sensory gym-based activities.

This Trial will examine whether long-term intensive activity-based rehabilitation therapy can be effectively delivered to people living with spinal cord injuries in Australia and whether it improves overall health, social outcomes and functional recovery. This is an important trial that will improve the quality of life for people living with a chronic spinal cord injury and it will also change the way rehabilitation is administered in Australia.

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How can you help?

Through the generous donations of funding partners, philanthropists and our incredible fundraising community have already committed $450,125 to begin this trial. This will cover the start-up costs as well as funding 5 participants. To complete the trial we are looking for an additional $916,000 to fund an additional 10 participants.

Will you join the movement to get people with paralysis moving again?​

Read more about this important Intensive Rehabilitation Trial here​

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