Teaching you the skills you need to become independent after a spinal cord injury.
The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center features the most advanced treatments available to meet your needs if you have total or partial loss of sensation, movement or function due to spinal cord injury or disease.
Our rehabilitation program helps you regain lost skills or learn to compensate for skills that cannot be recovered. Our goal is for you to reach the highest level of independence and quality of life.
Most of our patients have suffered one of two main types of spinal cord injury:
- Complete injury – No function below the level of injury, including no sensation or movement (paralysis), with both sides of the body affected.
- Incomplete injury – Some movement or sensation below the injury, which may include more function on one side of the body than the other.
Spinal cord injuries may be the result of:
- Birth injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Sports and recreation injuries
- Violent acts
- Other diseases, such a cancer, arthritis, inflammation and infection
Why choose The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center?
Our comprehensive rehabilitative care programs help you live with spinal cord injuries and optimize your abilities and self-sufficiency. There are many important reasons to choose our programs and services:
- We are one of seven centers that are part of the NeuroRecovery Network. This network uses activity-based therapies, specifically locomotor training. Locomotor training is an innovative treatment based on the ability of the nervous system to learn, or relearn, motor skills.
- We are the only Spinal Cord Injury Program in Central Ohio that provides the full spectrum of care for spinal cord injury patients. From surgery to inpatient rehabilitation to outpatient rehabilitation, we are here for you.
- Our inpatient length of stay is shorter than the national average
- Unlike other programs, our treatment plans address the unique physical, social, psychological, emotional and economic issues that often accompany spinal cord injuries
- We are proud that the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredits our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at Dodd Hall and our Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs. CARF recognized our programs as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care.
- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's rehabilitation program has consistently ranked among the best in the nation
- Since Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center is an academic medical center, you benefit from innovative research, a depth of medical expertise and the newest technologies and treatment techniques available