Spinal Cord Injuries

Memorial’s inpatient spinal cord rehabilitation program specializes in treatment of traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord dysfunction as well as patients with paralysis due to illnesses including Guillian Barre syndrome, transverse myelitis and Multiple Sclerosis.

The intensive treatment program helps address the many life changes that result from spinal cord dysfunction. Physicians and therapists help patient understand diagnosis and prognosis for recovery, maximizing time in the hospital.

Outpatient rehab services works with home health agencies to make home services available and coordinates with closer-to-home facilities and appropriate state agencies to ensure patient and family receive services.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Assistance to help patient (when ready) regain ability to bathe, dress, eat and drink, use bathroom (including wheelchair skills and walking)
  • Three to five hours of therapy each day that may include home evaluations, community outings, peer support groups, bi-weekly educational classes and peer mentors
  • Partial body weight support system, lite gait, electrical stimulation including Bioness L-300 and H200, standing frames, specialty wheelchairs and the Proprioceptor 4000
  • Support, education, training and resource referrals for family members targeted to patient’s transition home