Invacare Corp. has launched a new program of social media and education for consumers with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
In an Invacare news announcement, Roll Revolution (www.rollrev.com) is described as “a hub for resources, tips and tricks to thriving and connecting after a SCI and encompasses SCI patients’ first-hand advice and tips as well as clinical, product and lifestyle tips.”
Maegan Hurtado, Invacare’s digital marketing manager, said of the new community, “There are over 12,000 new spinal cord injuries each year. By providing resources and education to let patients know they are not alone and that yes, they can be as active as they want, we hope to shorten the knowledge acquisition phase during a SCI.”
The www.rollrev.com site includes blogs on topics ranging from preparing for success at school to traveling with wheelchairs on airplanes. The site is supported on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Visitors can sign up for e-mail updates from Roll Revolution as well.
“Now more than ever, people are turning to social media to share stories, get advice and interact with others who understand them,” Hurtado said. “Roll Revolution is meant to help SCI patients get social about their SCI early on and learn about all the opportunities available to them.”