Rehabilitation (rehab) for a
spinal cord injury (SCI) is typically done in a
special center. You and your family work with a rehab team, a group of health
professionals that designs a unique plan for your recovery. This plan will help
you recover as much function as possible, prevent complications, and help you
live as independently as possible. The team includes your doctor and a rehab
nurse, plus specialists such as
The rehab center should be able to meet your special needs. Research
the center keeping this in mind, and ask questions about its staff,
accreditation, equipment, activities, programs, and how it transitions you back
into your community.
February 16, 2011
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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