Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

  • Recovery from a spinal cord injury (SCI) involves significant challenges for patients and families. Some have experienced a traumatic injury as the result of a motor vehicle accident, fall, act of violence or sport-related injury. For others, spinal cord injury is the result of a tumor, infection, cervical stenosis, surgery or other non-traumatic causes. The level of spinal cord injury and completeness of spinal cord dysfunction affect physical function.
    At California Rehabilitation Institute, we understand the challenges you face, and together, we will help you set goals, learn new skills, modify your lifestyle to fit your needs, and help you achieve the very best outcome. We provide the earliest possible start to rehabilitation and work to optimize the abilities and independence of our patients so that they may return home. We admit patients who have suffered traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries of all levels, complete/incomplete, except those on ventilators.


    This goal-directed approach enables patients to:


    • Improve physical function and mobility
    • Develop the skills and strategies to perform daily activities
    • Utilize adaptive technologies that facilitate activities at home, at work, and/or in the community
    • Overcome the social problems that often interfere with adjustment to life ahead 

 
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