We Are Praxis Spinal Cord Institute

Praxis is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization that leads global collaboration in spinal cord injury research, innovation and care. We accelerate the translation of discoveries and best practices into improved treatments for people with spinal cord injuries.


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We Are Praxis Video

We are Praxis Spinal Cord Institute. We lead global collaboration in spinal cord injury research, innovation and care by moving knowledge into…
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We’ve Changed Our Name

The Rick Hansen Institute is now Praxis Spinal Cord Institute. We may look different, but our commitment to the SCI community is…
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Introducing the IKT Guiding Principles for Conducting & Disseminating SCI Research in Partnership

A team of spinal cord injury (SCI) researchers, research users, and funders, including Praxis' Consumer Engagement Lead John Chernesky, has partnered to…
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In conversation with Joanna Stanicka, AXONIS Therapeutics

AXONIS Therapeutics CEO & Co-Founder Joanna Stanicka, PhD, talks with us about restoring movement in paralyzed patients after spinal cord injury (SCI)…
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In conversation with Dirk Lange, Purus Innovations

Purus Innovations cofounder Dirk Lange talks about how the company started and its innovative technology to prevent UTIs.
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[NEW] RFP: Knowledge Exchange Platform Planning


SCI Clinician Directory


Canadian Activity-Based Therapy Expo 2020

Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Community Report

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National SCI Registry

Learn more about the largest database tracking the experiences of Canadians with SCI.

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At Praxis, we are driven by our vision of a world without paralysis after SCI. Since 2009, we have worked to make exceptional improvements in the health of people with SCI.


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