About Spinalistips

Many people with spinal cord injury have themselves become experts on their disability. They have been imaginative and inventive when it comes to the tools and tricks for facilitating everyday life.

Dorothee Riedel and Elisabeth Lagerkrans are occupational therapists and have for many years worked with people with spinal cord injury. They have learned much from their “patients” and a large part of their professional knowledge is based on this. They know that the best ideas and tips for everyday life are those that people with spinal cord injury themselves come up with.

It felt important to collect these valuable tips and ideas and make them available online so that others could take inspiration. 2005 www.spinalistips.se was started by Spinalis Foundation with support from the Swedish Inheritance Fund (Allmänna Arvsfonden). The English translation was sponsored by Promobilia Foundation. Spinalistips is now maintained by the Spinalis Foundation. The database is regularly updated.

www.spinalistips.se is aimed at people with spinal cord injuries, their families and the rehabilitation staff. We want to inspire you to develop your own solutions and not least – to look at yourself and other people with disabilities as experts.

Today www.spinalistips.se shows thousands of tips from more than 100 people with spinal cord injuries for assistive devices, adaptations and individually designed solutions.Where to get the devices and who paid might not be relevant for people outside of Sweden. Spinalis Foundation is not responsible for the tips.

You may copy pictures or parts of the database for the purpose of spreading the tips and ideas shared here if your use is restricted to non-commercial purposes and the source is acknowledged.

The Spinalis Foundation is a public foundation, whose main aim is to improve the quality of life for people with spinal cord injury by promoting research and treatment development in this field.


Do you have questions or your own solutions? Please contact Dorothee Riedel, spinalistips@spinalis.se.


Claes Hultling, Project responsible
Dorothee Riedel, Occupational therapist and project manager
Philip Day, Programmer
Susan Larsson, Translator