RHI Spinal Cord Injury Research
Advancing Patient Care
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) research at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) helps us to better understand and treat the injury. Our research is translational, meaning that it informs the type of therapy offered at RHI. Information learned from these studies is shared with the clinical team and guides care for patients with SCI at RHI. The knowledge that we continue to gain through SCI research also helps us to address many critical questions that survivors and family members may have about their injury.
The primary focus of spinal cord injury research at RHI is on improving walking function in individuals who have experienced motor impairments after their injury. This research is integrative in focusing on new discoveries and on the translation of these findings into rehabilitative protocols that can be implemented in the clinic.