Spinal Cord Injury Program
Maximizing Independence After Spinal Injury
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) treats all levels of traumatic and nontraumatic spinal cord injuries. In order to improve the quality of life for patients with spinal cord injuries, RHI offers the most comprehensive individualized care to every patient that comes through our doors.
- Central Cord
- Transverse Myelitis
- Other Neurologic Disorders
- Simultaneous Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries
- Vascular and Infectious Injuries to the Spine
- Guillain Barre Syndrome
As Indiana’s only CARF-accredited rehabilitation program for spinal cord injuries, RHI is equipped to treat quadriplegia, paraplegia, simultaneous spinal cord and brain injuries, vascular and infectious injuries to the spine, as well as other neurologic disorders affecting mobility (ALS, Guillain Barre Syndrome, AIDP, CIDP). Highlights of RHI Care:
- Physicians with fellowship training and board certification in spinal cord injury medicine
- Patient education classes
- Assistive technology and adapted computer station
- Home, work, and school evaluations
- Peer guest program
- Community outings
- Adaptive van for driver re-education
- RHI Adaptive Sports Program
Working With an Interdisciplinary Team
Our interdisciplinary team provides education and training to help our patients best function after discharge. The interdisciplinary team is composed of Neuropsychology, Physiatry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Nursing, Nursing Rehabilitation Techs, Care Coordination, Recreation Therapy, Dietary, Wound Care (if needed), and Respiratory Therapy (if needed). The spinal cord injury team has specific training and experience with therapeutic interventions for patients with spinal cord injuries.
Traumatic Spinal Cord Outcomes
Life after a spinal cord injury most likely will not be the same. The patients represented by the numbers below all received care to address every aspect of their lives.