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Development of scientific exercise guidelines for adults with spinal cord injury
  1. Victoria L Goosey-Tolfrey1,2,
  2. Jan W van der Scheer1,2,
  3. Jan Lexell3,
  4. Kristen Clements2,
  5. Kathleen A Martin Ginis4
  6. The International SCI Exercise Guidelines Project Group
    1. 1 School for Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
    2. 2 School for Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
    3. 3 Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    4. 4 Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, ICORD, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
    1. Correspondence to Professor Victoria L Goosey-Tolfrey, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK; v.l.tolfrey{at}

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    In 2016, an international team was established, to systematically review and build on previous bodies of work,1 2 to form evidence-based scientific guidelines.3 Presented in the infographic are the steps and outcomes from this work. This project brought together people from …

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    • Contributors These guidelines were developed by an international group led by KAMG (University of British Columbia, Canada) and VLGT (Loughborough University, UK).

    • Funding This study was funded by the Loughborough University, the Peter Harrison Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Rick Hansen Institute.

    • Competing interests None declared.

    • Patient consent Not required.

    • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

    • Collaborators AE Latimer-Cheung, A Barrow, C Bourne, P Carruthers, M Bernardi, DS Ditor, S Gaudet, S de Groot, KC Hayes, AL Hicks, CA Leicht, S Macaluso, PJ Manns, CB McBride, V Noonan, P Pomerleau, JH Rimmer, RB Shaw, B Smith, KM Smith, J Steeves, D Tussler, CR West and DL Wolfe. International Panel Members.