Spinalis Foundation


We are a charitable foundation whose mission is to promote research and treatment development in the field of spinal cord injuries. We have a scientific cooperation with Coloplast AB in order to develop better products and services that make life easier for people with very personal and private medical conditions.

New film project underway

Max Nilén is a trained actor who has performed the show Rulle – which is about everyday life in wheelchair, be a relative and all the prejudices. Now he is developing the project Rulle to film that will arouse thoughts.

The project, SCI Parenting, aim is to increase knowledge regarding fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and parenting for people living with spinal cord injury.


Africa with a broken neck

A documentary by Folke Rydén about Spinalis from 2016. “He is the doctor who broke his neck and became paralyzed only two weeks before he was about to get married. Claes Hultling chose to make his life trauma his career – and now he faces his biggest challenge so far. “The documentary is also was also aired on Swedish TV channel SVT2 october 30 2016.

Food, weight and health for people with spinal cord injury

Now it’s finally here, the brochure with tips, questions and answers about food and weight for people with spinal cord injury. Read and let yourself be inspired!


Spinalistips website

On the Spinalistips database you can find over a thousand of tips on tools, special adaptations and custom made solutions from persons living with spinal cord injury. Ideas that facilitate an active life with tips by and for persons living with spinal cord injury.

“Remarkable catch up”

Children of Spinal cord injured mothers are in general smaller than other children at birth, but catch up the difference in only three months. This is shown in a recent study by Molly Petersson, medical student at Karolinska Institute and afilliated with Spinalis foundation. Further studies are needed to explore possible causes for these differences.

Adults with Spina Bifida

The 17th of December Hanna Gabrielsson will publicly defend her doctoral thesis “Adults with Spina bifida – voices from everyday life and exploration of living conditions”.


The art of healthy living with physical impairment

The book is available for free of charge as a pdf and as a e-book (for aprox. SEK 17) at the online book shops Bokus and Adlibris.