About Spinal Cord Injury
If you’ve experienced a spinal cord injury (SCI), you may be faced with rebuilding your life from the ground up. While at times it may seem insurmountable, it doesn’t mean that you should give up hope. Baylor Scott & White Rehab’s team of specially-trained SCI rehabilitation professionals will provide you with the tools and support you need to restore your independence. Recovering from an SCI is so much more than physical rehabilitation. You have to learn how to adapt to your surroundings and find your new normal. Putting the pieces back together can be hard at times, but our SCI team is experienced at restoring as much function as possible in order to maximize independence.
*Specialty certified therapists and services vary by location.
Our Approach to Outpatient Treatment
As part of our continuum of care, our outpatient therapy centers offer the next level of treatment in your spinal cord rehabilitation. Following your inpatient rehab, you can continue your physical and occupational therapy at one of our many outpatient locations. We work with you to set goals based on your injury and function. Then, our dedicated team of rehabilitation specialists provide you the clinical tools and motivation to help you regain as much function as possible, while also helping you adapt to your new way of life.
Our outpatient SCI Rehabilitation program includes:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Locomotor Training
- Exoskeleton walking devices (Dallas Landry Center location only)
Our Approach to Inpatient Treatment
For more than a quarter of a century, we’ve treated patients with SCI to help increase independence and quality of life. Following injury, we immediately start an intensive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy regimen that is designed to maximize your potential outcome. Spinal cord injuries are often complex and require the highest level of specialized care. Our SCI team at Baylor Scott & White Rehab provides specialized care and has the experience needed to handle the most complex spinal cord injuries.*
*SCI services and certified staff are not available at all locations.
Our team of SCI doctors, nurses, therapists and others have years of experience working with complex cases. We treat hundreds of SCI patients each year and our dedicated SCI team is led by board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians specially trained in spinal cord injuries. Our doctors, physical therapists and occupational therapists will encourage you to accomplish everything you can—and perhaps more than you imagined you could.
Our SCI patients can utilize some of the latest advancements in technology and equipment including exoskeletal devices.
Our support groups and peer mentor programs offer a safe environment dedicated to SCI patients. We care about helping you change your life for the better. Our support groups and programs consist of others who have experienced similar challenges and can give you the strength you need.
Our SCI research focuses on real-life needs of patients who have suffered a spinal cord injury. We are constantly trying to improve the way we treat patients so we can improve future outcomes. Our research is published in journals such as The Journal of Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord and Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. Many projects are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
See The Difference
If you or family member has suffered a spinal cord injury, we invite you to tour one of our inpatient hospitals. You can see our facilities firsthand and talk directly with our knowledgeable staff.
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Our Approach to Home Health Treatment
As part of our continuum of care, our Home Health division offers another level of treatment in your spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Following inpatient rehab, it can be a challenge to adapt to home life. What were once simple tasks, can now be very difficult ones. Our home health specialists provide a multidisciplinary approach to testing safety and mobility in your home environment. We work with you during this transition period to adapt your home to your specific needs so that you can live a productive life. Our goal is to help you regain your independent and confidence in order to maintain and function in your home.