Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation
Our Approach to Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation at Younker Rehabilitation focuses on an integrated approach to medical, nursing and therapy care to address the complex needs of each patient. Younker Rehabilitation's spinal cord injury program serves non-ventilator dependent individuals who may have complete or incomplete neurological impairments.
Our goal is to maximize your recovery potential for a successful transition to home following your injury. With you at the center of our team, this approach allows you to improve your physical function and mobility, develop skills to perform daily activities, utilize adaptive technology to optimize your independence and overcome barriers to adjustment – in short, provide skills and strategies for living life to its fullest.
Recovery and the Family
A spinal cord injury affects the entire family and an important aspect of our program is supporting everyone involved. Families will participate in therapy and receive both classroom-style and hands-on education alongside their loved one. You will have the opportunity to utilize this knowledge and practice the skills you learn at Younker Rehabilitation in our transition room before returning home. Our comprehensive education includes: understanding spinal cord injury, bowel and bladder management, skin care, heart and cardiovascular health, autonomic dysreflexia, weight management and nutrition, lung care and complications, musculoskeletal changes, spasticity and heterotopic ossification (changes to muscle tone and bone growth), sexuality and reproduction, coping and adjustment to spinal cord injury, community resources, life-care planning, return to school/work and research for a cure.
Treatment and Advanced Technology
Younker Rehabilitation incorporates advanced treatment and state-of-the-art technology to achieve optimal outcomes and help individuals with incomplete injuries regain motor control. Our interdisciplinary team of physiatrists and spinal cord rehabilitation experts tailor treatment to your individual rehabilitation goals.
Treatment and Advanced Technology in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
A standing frame is an assistive technology used to provide alternative positioning to sitting in a wheelchair by supporting an individual in the standing position. This type of equipment is most commonly used by people with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, stroke and post-polio syndrome.