Research funded by: Lottery Health Research (R-LHR-2021-153393)

Thank you for kind support from

  • Te Tahua Rangahau Hauoratanga – Lottery Health Research New Zealand
  • The Southern Health and Disability Ethics Committee for Ethical approval (HDEC-Ethics Ref: 21/STH/171)
  • Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR: ACTRN12621000869875p)
  • New Zealand Spinal Registry
  • New Zealand Spinal Trust
  • CatWalk – Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust
  • Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit (ASRU)
  • Research & Evaluation Team, Ko Awatea Middlemore Hospital
  • Professor Blayne Welk MD, MSc, FRCSC.      Professor of Surgery (Urology) and Epidemiology & Biostatics at Western University, Ontario, Canada

University of Auckland

  • Spinal Cord Injury Research Facility, Centre for Brain Research
  • Department of Anatomy and Medical Imaging
  • Research Support Team, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (FMHS)
  • Ethics and Integrity Team/Poutaki Matatika, Tapatahi
  • Responsiveness to Māori (R2M) Team
    The Office of Tumuaki and Te Kupenga Hauora Māori (TKHM)
  • The ResearchHub, Centre for eResearch
  • Surgical Engineering Laboratory, Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI)

Giving credits to the photographers and owners of photos from Pexels

Wheelchair: Photo by Polina Tankilevitch, Flower: Photo by Aaron Burden, Party: Photo by ELEVATE, Diary: Photo by Jess Bailey Designs, Brain MRI: Photo by Anna Shvets, Brain CT: Photo by cottonbro, Books, Lights, and Plasma: Photos by Fixabay.

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