Spinal Cord Injuries Rehabilitation

Our multidisciplinary team excels in guiding patients through miraculous recovery journeys with compassion, the most advanced care, and access to ongoing research to cure paralysis.

Overview

Rehabilitation services begin with a thorough evaluation to identify patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) needs and determine the most effective program. Patients are an integral part of the treatment planning process and provide input regarding their personal goals and treatment preferences.

Throughout the rehabilitation program, patients with SCI become as independent as possible in mobility and self-care activities. Advanced technology is used to address environmental and mobility challenges. Peer interaction is another important component of Jackson’s SCI program.

Community re-integration is a focal point of the SCI rehabilitation program. Patients are given the opportunity to practice learned skills in real-life situations, supported by staff experienced in the special challenges encountered by SCI patients. Therapists conduct home visits, when appropriate, to recommend modifications for accessibility.

After their hospital stay, patients continue to receive care and support services in an outpatient setting. Patients with spinal cord injuries may qualify for research programs at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, located on the UHealth/Jackson Memorial Medical Center campus.

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

In 1985, UHealth neurosurgeon Barth A. Green, MD, and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti helped found The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game. Today, The Miami Project is the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury (SCI) research center.

The Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial is one of the world’s premiere rehabilitation hospitals, where patients learn how to regain their independence, alongside the world’s leading researchers in spinal cord injuries.

Overview

Rehabilitation services begin with a thorough evaluation to identify patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) needs and determine the most effective program. Patients are an integral part of the treatment planning process and provide input regarding their personal goals and treatment preferences.

Throughout the rehabilitation program, patients with SCI become as independent as possible in mobility and self-care activities. Advanced technology is used to address environmental and mobility challenges. Peer interaction is another important component of Jackson’s SCI program.

Community re-integration is a focal point of the SCI rehabilitation program. Patients are given the opportunity to practice learned skills in real-life situations, supported by staff experienced in the special challenges encountered by SCI patients. Therapists conduct home visits, when appropriate, to recommend modifications for accessibility.

After their hospital stay, patients continue to receive care and support services in an outpatient setting. Patients with spinal cord injuries may qualify for research programs at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, located on the UHealth/Jackson Memorial Medical Center campus.

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

In 1985, UHealth neurosurgeon Barth A. Green, MD, and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti helped found The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game. Today, The Miami Project is the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury (SCI) research center.

The Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial is one of the world’s premiere rehabilitation hospitals, where patients learn how to regain their independence, alongside the world’s leading researchers in spinal cord injuries.

Admissions and Referrals

Our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings provide ongoing medical care, education, and emotional support to patients, their families, and individuals throughout the community who need specialized rehabilitation services. We have made the admission and referral process simple.

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