Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Siskin Hospital’s Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program

Damage to the spinal cord results in a loss of mobility or feeling, depending on the location and severity of the injury. 

Spinal cord injuries are as unique as the patients in our program. Initially, you will focus on relearning the skills necessary to live and function with your injury. 

Because most spinal cord injuries result in changes in respiration and elimination, your team will work for appropriate intervention strategies and educate you on management and care of these issues. Your treatment team will also educate you on the broader concept of sexuality and its embodiment of the patient’s whole sexual being and reproduction.

Depending on your progress, therapists help you re-learn daily living skills to live as independently as possible. The individualized treatment plan is adjusted according to your lifestyle and personal goals. Daily living goals may include nutrition, dressing, skin, and personal care, mobility, communication, problem-solving, vision, perception, leisure activities, driving, and returning to work or school. You will be able to practice independent living skills in our supervised therapy areas that include a kitchen, bathroom, living, and bedroom setting. 

The treatment team also identifies adaptive devices that are needed for mobility. To return to community living, you will participate in planned outings, using your newly-acquired adaptive equipment to confront obstacles in the community and learn strategies to overcome these barriers.

Many spinal cord injury patients can benefit from the continuum of care offered by Siskin Hospital’s Center for NeuroRecovery. This program provides a continuity of care through Inpatient, Outpatient, and NeuroWellness programs.

Watch one man’s story about recovery from spinal cord injury:


Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

A spinal cord injury (SCI) support group meets quarterly at Siskin Hospital to improve the quality of life and independence of those affected by a spinal cord injury through education and support from peers. You’ll learn from various professionals, community resources and client success stories. We want to equip individuals with SCI and caregivers with information to promote healthy living. Learn more

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