Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Spinal Cord Injury Program at Dallas

The Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Specialty Program at Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Dallas is a highly specialized program that is designed to meet each individual’s unique physical and/or functional needs after sustaining an SCI. While it can only take a few seconds for an SCI to occur, the impact can last a lifetime. The program admits patients who have had traumatic injuries as well as those with non-traumatic spinal cord disorders. We care for incomplete injuries from C1 – Sacrum and complete injuries from C4 – sacrum. New challenges can seem overwhelming but we understand those challenges and are here to support you throughout your recovery. Our highly specialized SCI team works closely with you and your family to help you achieve your goals, maximize neurological recovery, optimize function and get you back home to the most independent life possible.



Our Approach to Your SCI Rehab

For more than a quarter of a century, we’ve treated patients with spinal cord injury to help increase independence and quality of life. Following injury, we immediately start a comprehensive, highly-integrated and intensive program of medical, nursing and therapy care to address the complex needs of each individual.* Our SCI rehabilitation program is designed to optimize your ability and restore your independence. We incorporate rehabilitation technologies, assistive walking devices, SCI education and a multitude of services specific to an individual with SCI. We use a goal-directed approach that enables you to:
  • Improve physical function and mobility
  • Develop the skills and strategies to perform daily activities
  • Utilize adaptive technologies that facilitate the ability to successfully perform activities at home, work and in the community
  • Overcome the psychological and social problems that often interfere with adjustment to life ahead
  • Develop strategies and skills to address any cognitive difficulties that may also occur with SCI


*Most spinal cord injury patients will need to be admitted to Baylor Scott & White Rehab - Dallas.

SCI Program By The Numbers


Finding My New Normal

A motorcycle accident broke Michael Stine's shoulder blade, collar bone, ribs and arm, but it didn't break his spirit. Even after he learned that the lower body paralysis caused by a spinal cord injury might be permanent, Michael didn't give up. Neither did we. After months of hard work in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, Michael was able to do a lot for himself – including driving a van. Now, Michael gives back by sharing his experience to as a certified mentor for other SCI patients.


Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Team

You are always at the center of what we do and our team is your team. We treat hundreds of SCI patients each year and our team consists of doctors, nurses, therapists and other medical professionals who have advanced experience working with complex spinal cord injury cases. A board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician specially trained in SCI medicine oversees your care. Our team members also hold specialty certifications such as Assistive Technology Practitioners (ATP), Certified Neuro Specialists (NCS), Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), Aquatic Certified Therapist (ATRIC), Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN), Wound/Ostomy and Continence Nurse (WONC) and Certified Wound Specialist (CWS). Our doctors, therapists and all of your rehab team will encourage you to accomplish everything you can, and perhaps more than you imagined.

Spinal Cord Injury Physicians

What's Next?

If you or a loved one is looking for the right place for spinal cord injury rehabilitation, choosing the right facility can make a huge difference. Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas is the home of our Spinal Cord Injury Program and the only location where we treat traumatic spinal cord injuries. We treat hundreds of traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries every year and have the experience to help you maximize your life after an SCI. For more information, call us at 214.820.9300.

Outpatient SCI Rehab

Following inpatient rehab for spinal cord injury, most patients need to continue physical and occupational therapy after they discharge. We have more than 90 outpatient therapy clinics across North and Central Texas with licensed therapists ready to help you recover within our Continuum of Care.

Home Health SCI Rehab

Homebound patients may benefit from our Home Health services following inpatient rehab for spinal cord injury. Our Home Health services are available throughout most of DFW and we have a team of dedicated therapists and nurses ready to assist you in the comfort of your own home.