The art of healthy living with physical impairments (2015)

The Spinalis Health Program is a model for health promotion work integrated in the rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury. The model was developed by the Spinalis SCI Unit and Rehab Station Stockholm, with funding by The General Inheritance Fund (Arvsfonden). The initiative for the development of the model comes from the Spinalis Foundation. Parts of the health program is still being managed in the initial project form.

New book - The art of healthy living with physical impairments

This guide to an active and healthy lifestyle is written primarily for you, those of you who live with a physical impairment and want more information, who are keen to get in better shape, and who have a desire for a healthy lifestyle and its positive effects. But it is also intended for family and friends, personal assistants, rehabilitation professionals, and primary health providers who want to advance their understanding.

The book provides adapted programs based on scientific research and clinical experience as well as tips and advice from individuals living with physical impairments.

Our 10 best tips for good health
Motivation and lifestyle change
Food and weight
Physical activity and exercise
Mindfulness and thought-training

Some information in this book relates to specific issues for persons with spinal cord injuries (SCI). This is simply because we are most active within and most knowledgeable about rehabilitation following SCI. But whatever you are dealing with: paralysis, spasticity, limb amputation, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, or similar challenges – we believe you will be able to make good use of the various health tools provided in this book.

The authors
The Swedish authors, both physiotherapists and health coaches: Anna-Carin Lagerström, RPT, MSc, Health Educator and Kerstin Wahman, RPT, PhD have dedicated many years of professional work to pioneer clinical practice and scientific studies in health and lifestyle for persons living with physical impairments, especially in the field of spinal cord injury.

"We know for certain from many years of clinical practice conducting lifestyle programs in rehabilitation settings, that through modified food choices, adapted regular physical activity, and the cultivation of a positive mindset, increased well-being is possible."

SEK 200 (+ shipping fee). The art of healthy living is free downloadable as pdf and also available as e-book (SEK 17)

Download free as pdf



Please make your book order via our book coordinator Annelie Olausson, by phone ore-mail.
Phone: +46 (0)8 - 555 44 263

For more info about the project
Anna-Carin Lagerström, Health educator and Registered Physiotherapist MSc
Tel: +46 8-555 44 087