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Spinal Cord Injury Condition

The symptoms from spinal injury can be varied and complex depending on the level of the injury and depending on whether the injury is complete or incomplete.

Complete Injury: When the spinal cord is fully compressed or severed eliminating the possibility of signals being sent from the central nervous system below the level of injury.

Incomplete Injury: When the spinal cord is compressed or injured but the central nervous system’s ability to send signals below the site of the injury has not been completely removed.

Rehabilitation frequently requires a holistic and multi-agency approach with close partnership working with both the person affected and their family/support workers.

Therapy must be goal driven, a bespoke rehabilitation programme will be devised by the treating therapist. This will address the specific focal deficits such as muscle weakness, tightness, stiffness/spasm, sensory/proprioceptive deficits etc in order to maximise the potential for functional recovery or to manage symptoms.

There are a range of therapy adjuncts such as Postural management systems, standing frames, Saeboflex, Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), Rehabilitation Technology and Hydrotherapy that may be beneficial within the rehabilitation plan; these can be discussed with the treating therapist.

A Neuro Physiotherapist is also trained to identify spasticity management options; splinting, stretching, positioning equipment, medication management, Botulinum Toxin or Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps are all possible option for intervention that a Neuro Physiotherapist can offer advice/guidance in.

A Neuro Physiotherapist will also be able to offer advice in relation to walking aids, home equipment, wheelchairs, orthoses and community based exercise that may assist with maximising functional independence.

*If you would like to hear more about how our team at Tees Neuro Physiotherapy can help your/your relative’s recovery following a Spinal Cord Injury please do not hesitate to contact the team to discuss further.

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