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Spine Rehabilitation

Spine Rehabilitation Overview

The Neuro-Rehabilitation Center at Barrow Neurological Institute is a leader in spine rehabilitation in Arizona, offering inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, a spinal cord injury wellness program, and a program that helps our patients reintegrate into the community.

At Barrow, our goal is to get you back to functioning the way that you want to. We can address traumatic causes of spinal cord injury such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, gunshot injuries, or diving accidents. We can also address non-traumatic causes of spinal injury such as hemorrhage, infection, inflammation, tumors, or congenital illnesses.

Inpatient Spine Rehabilitation

Our inpatient neuro-rehabilitation center provides intensive therapy for spinal cord injury delivered by a team that includes

  • physical and occupational therapists
  • nurses
  • social workers
  • discharge planners
  • rehab physicians
  • neuropsychologists

Inpatient rehabilitation for spinal cord injury includes the following services:

  • A case manager or social worker who acts as a liaison for patients and families
  • Therapists with years of Spinal Cord Rehabilitation experience
  • Treatment team meets weekly to coordinate the rehabilitation goals
  • Close relationship with medical equipment vendors for discharge equipment planning
  • Spinal cord injury education classes
  • Use of the Barrow spinal cord injury library
  • Access to assisted technology
  • Recreational therapy integration including use of aquatic therapy and community reintegration
  • Access to the Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Program
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Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Program

The Barrow Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Program through Outpatient Rehabilitation Services offers comprehensive follow-up services to individuals with spinal cord injury and related disabilities. Our goal is to promote wellness through medical management and follow-up, prevention of secondary disability, support and education. The program includes:

  • adaptive equipment recommendations
  • assessment for home modifications
  • community living resources
  • driving/vehicle recommendations
  • exercise programs
  • functional assessments
  • home management skills training
  • leisure and recreation resources
  • management of secondary disabilities
  • mobility training
  • pain management
  • physiatry evaluation
  • wheelchair seating and positioning evaluations
  • self-care assessment
  • sexuality and fertility resources
  • skin integrity management
  • spasticity management