Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction Clinic

Our physicians utilize an interdisciplinary approach to tailor your rehabilitation to your needs.  Whether you are a new spinal cord injury/dysfunction patient coming to grips with the impairments and disability associated with impairment, or one who has lived with an injury for awhile, we will help to facilitate and continue to educate you and your family regarding your rehabilitation.

The goal of rehabilitation is to help the patient return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life - physically, emotionally, and socially. In order to help reach these goals, programs may include the following:
  • assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, handwriting, cooking, and basic housekeeping
  • speech therapy to help patients with speaking, reading, writing, or swallowing
  • stress, anxiety and depression management
  • bladder and bowel retraining
  • activities to improve mobility (movement), muscle control, gait (walking), and balance
  • exercise programs to improve movement, prevent or decrease weakness caused by lack of use, manage spasticity and pain, and maintain range of motion
  • social and behavioral skills retraining
  • nutritional counseling
  • involvement in community support groups
  • activities to improve cognitive impairments, such as problems with concentration, attention, memory, and poor judgment
  • help with obtaining assistive devices that promote independence
  • patient and family education and counseling
  • safety and independence measures and home care needs
  • pain management
  • vocational counseling