Northeast Rehab’s Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Program provides comprehensive acute inpatient rehab and medical management to meet the needs of those who have had a spinal cord injury due to trauma or illness.
We Specialize in Spinal Cord Rehab
We strongly believe that our patients deserve high quality, compassionate care. In order to meet the unique needs of patients recovering from a spinal cord injury, we have specially trained staff to manage the physical and emotional needs of each patient.
Our therapists are continuously trained in the latest advances in the treatment of individuals who have a spinal cord injury and use the latest advances in their rehabilitation. Our team includes respiratory therapists who address the breathing challenges faced by many patients with spinal cord injury.
Our staff also include Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses (CCRN). This means that patients and families can feel confident in their rehab nurse’s level of expertise with patients who have survived a spinal cord injury.
Technology and Specialty Services
- LiteGait – a therapy device which helps patients walk before they are able to support their own body weight
- Bioness H200 and L300– devices to aid in recovery of arm and leg function
- Onsite Brace Clinic
- Onsite Seating and Mobility Clinic
- Onsite Spasticity Management Services – treatment for muscle dysfunction resulting in tightness, increased tone, and resistance to stretch
- Onsite Pain Management Clinic
Patient and Family Support
- Peer visits by others who have recovered from a spinal cord injury
- Patient and Family Education Series
- Connections to Independent Living Centers and National Spinal Cord Injury Association: Granite State Independent Living (http://www.gsil.org/) and Northeast Independent Living (http://www.nilp.org/ )
- Connections to community support groups for those who have survived a spinal cord injury and their family members
- Home accessibility assessments
Spinal Cord Injury Information
What is a spinal cord injury?
A spinal cord injury is the result of damage to the spinal cord that causes a loss of function, movement, and/or sensation. The specific muscles and functions that are affected depend on the exact level of the spinal cord that was damaged.
What causes a spinal cord injury?
There are 2 major causes of spinal cord injury: trauma (falls, car accidents, violence, etc.) and disease (cancer, polio, spina bifida, etc.)
What is the difference between a complete spinal cord injury and an incomplete spinal cord injury?
A complete injury means that there is no movement or feeling below the level of the injury. An incomplete injury means that there is some movement or feeling below the level of the injury.
What is paraplegia?
Paraplegia results from injuries to the middle and lower sections of the spinal cord. People with paraplegia have lost the ability to fully use the lower half of their body, including their trunk and legs.
What is quadriplegia/tetraplegia?
Quadriplegia/tetraplegia results from injuries to the upper section of the spinal cord. People with quadriplegia/tetraplegia have lost the full ability to use their arms, trunk, and legs. People with quadriplegia/tetraplegia may also have difficulty using their breathing muscles and may need to use a ventilator.
Spinal Cord Resources
- National Spinal Cord Injury Association
- SCI Pilot – Assistive Technology Reviews
- Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
- Spinal Cord Injury Resource Manual
- University of Miami Rehab Team Site
- New England SCI Toolkit – After reviewing the Toolkit, please take our brief online survey. Your feedback will help improve the Toolkit.