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Return to Independence After SCI


Spinal cord injury inpatients will receive a custom set of occupational therapy treatment sessions. The objective to return to independence. Throughout the spinal cord injury rehabilitation program, treatment is provided to improve skills that are the foundation of function, as well as activities of daily living (ADL). Treatment sessions include training in self-feeding, strength, coordination, balance, dressing, etc.


As part of an interdisciplinary team, our occupational therapists provide re-evaluations to both local and non-local patients with spinal cord injuries, including those who are new to the Craig Hospital system. Depending on the patient, re-evaluations include functional abilities, posture and positioning, arm and hand issues, and motor and sensory changes. At the end of the re-evaluation, recommendations are made which can then be followed up in conjunction with a patient's local therapists and support systems. Upgrade programs for more extensive therapy needs are available for those who qualify.