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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Overview

Good Shepherd’s inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program offers a highly individualized and multi-disciplinary approach to care in the aftermath of a spinal cord injury.

The goal of this patient-centered program is to restore you to your highest potential possible – physically, socially and emotionally – through the use of leading technology and hands-on therapy.

The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), specializes in evaluating and treating

  • Movement, function, speaking, swallowing and daily living skill impairments resulting from a spinal cord injury
  • Physical and cognitive skills, promoting their improvement through leisure and sports activities

Care Team

Good Shepherd’s spinal cord injury rehabilitation team is directed by a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The care team meets on a regular basis to assess your progress and develop or adjust your treatment goals.

  • Physiatrists (doctors who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation)
  • Rehab nurses
  • Rehab specialists
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech and language pathologists
  • Dietitian
  • Social workers and chaplains
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Case managers

Treatment Approach

A guiding principle in Good Shepherd’s treatment approach is neuroplasticity, a life-changing concept. Mounting evidence suggests the brain and spinal cord have the ability to “rewire,” which can lead to functional return. Where once there was a permanent cognitive and/or physical deficit after a stroke, now there is hope and the potential for recovery. In fact, Good Shepherd is the world’s leading clinical user of the Ekso Bionics exoskeleton, which helps patients who are unable to walk or face difficulty walking.

Ken Regains His Independence Following Spinal Cord Injury

Contact Us To Get Started

For more information on Good Shepherd’s Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, call our experts at 610-776-3242 or fill out the form below.

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