What is inpatient rehabilitation for a spinal cord injury?

Rehabilitation after a spinal cord injury

Rehabilitation will be ongoing. After your initial hospital treatment, you will need inpatient rehabilitation. You and your family will need to choose a rehabilitation center (See Appendix III).

Inpatient rehabilitation may last a few weeks to many months. You will learn how to care for yourself or to teach others how to do your care. After inpatient rehabilitation, you may go home with family support and return for outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy. You will go to rehabilitation until you are taught what to do for yourself, how to do it, and are confident enough to manage your care.

Last reviewed: 
March 2018

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