Flexible yet fragile, the spinal cord is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. Even minor damage can cause temporary or lasting changes in strength, sensation and other physical functions below the spinal cord injury site. If you have experienced damage to your spinal cord tissue, whether due to trauma or a non-traumatic injury — such as a tumor or an underlying disease — rehabilitation can help.
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation at PAM Health focuses on optimizing your recovery process and possibly helping you adapt to a new way of life. Our compassionate multidisciplinary team works together to provide an effective treatment plan personalized to your unique needs.
The Goals of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Whether you are recovering from a spinal cord injury or adapting to the permanent changes caused by a damaged spinal cord, PAM Health is here for you. Our Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program helps patients develop the skills they need for independent living — at home, at work, and in their community.
We work with you and your family to:
Improve your physical functioning.
Promote early mobility.
Intervene with secondary conditions that can impact mobility, such as spasticity.
Provide mental and emotional support.
Offer spinal cord injury-specific education and resources.
Help you successfully reintegrate into your everyday life.
Meet your ongoing needs.
PAM's Specialized Approach to Spinal Cord Injury Rehab
At PAM Health, our individualized, comprehensive approach to spinal cord injury rehabilitation creates an environment where patients feel valued and confident knowing they are receiving the best clinical and emotional support. You will work with our highly experienced staff in our modern rehabilitation hospitals, where we employ proven treatment methods to help you meet your rehabilitation goals so you can return to a familiar lifestyle.
Your individualized Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program will include:
Therapeutic services focused on improving your function in mobility and daily living activities
Strength and endurance training
Physical and occupational therapy administered by licensed clinicians
Psychological services to assist with your psychosocial adjustment
Home and worksite analysis to ensure proper safe access
Patient and family education and counseling
Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Rehab
For those who need more intensive care, inpatient spinal cord injury rehab may be the best option. This form of rehabilitation focuses on working with patients over a shorter period to maximize their neurological and physical recovery. The goal is to help you return home being as independent and productive as possible.
Outpatient Spinal Cord Injury Therapy
Some patients prefer outpatient care, especially those whose spinal cord injuries were not severe enough to require hospitalization. Outpatient rehabilitation allows patients to come to our hospital for a few hours of treatment during the day and return home each night.
Comprehensive outpatient therapy is also available to patients who want to maintain or enhance their recovery after inpatient rehab. Along with this, we also offer patient and family member support groups.
Your Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Team
A Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician will oversee your Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program. This highly trained medical professional directs all staff and specialists involved in your spinal cord injury rehab to ensure consistent, high-quality care. Your team may also include case managers, registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech pathologists and other specialists highly trained in spinal cord injury rehabilitation.
Having these dedicated professionals all under one roof allows us to deliver the best possible experience.
Find Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Near You
At PAM Health, we strive to create a caring environment of hope and possibilities. If you or someone you care for has experienced a spinal cord injury, we invite you to learn more about our Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program. Please browse our locations to find a PAM spinal cord injury rehab center near you, and feel free to schedule a tour.