Recovery from spinal cord injury involves significant challenges and important choices. Where you go for treatment can make all the difference. At Banner Rehabilitation Hospital, you’ll find the comprehensive care, advanced treatment, technologies, training and support to help restore your strength, skills and independence.
Banner Rehabilitation Hospital focuses on your individual needs and goals to prepare you for life ahead.
We draw on the knowledge of a team of spinal cord injury specialists to address the medical, physical, functional and emotional issues you face.
This interdisciplinary team is led by a physiatrist, a physician board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Your team may also include rehabilitation nurses; physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists; dietitians; case managers; and other clinical and support staff, depending upon your specific needs.
Treatment is tailored to your specific needs and goals and carefully integrated to help you:
Rehabilitation is an active process that consists of therapy a minimum of three hours a day, five days a week. Your schedule will be divided into physical, occupational, speech and/or other therapy sessions throughout the day based on your needs. The skills and strategies you learn will be reinforced by your nursing team. You and your family will also be given the education and training needed to maintain your overall health and well-being following discharge from our hospital.
While at our hospital, you will benefit from an integrated program that offers hands-on therapy. Treatment using advanced technologies and extensive education may include:
Your progress will be carefully monitored and your plan of care will be adjusted as you continue to move toward your goals.
It’s important to remember that recovery takes time. Every patient is different and your length of stay will depend on the extent of your injury, goals and personal progress. When you’re ready, a case manager will coordinate your discharge, help arrange for any equipment and/or outpatient services and provide access to community resources that may be available to you and your family.
To help you return home and resume work, school, community and/or social activities, Banner Rehabilitation Hospital provides unparalleled continuity of care. We are here to help you manage your health from inpatient to outpatient care.
At Banner Rehabilitation Hospital, we balance hands-on therapy with treatment that uses cutting-edge technologies to support your individual recovery. We also research, learn and implement the most promising new avenues of care.
The many advances now available to appropriate patients include:
Studies show that people with spinal cord injuries treated at a rehabilitation hospital like Banner Rehabilitation Hospital have a higher level of independence and are more likely to be discharged home than those treated in other care settings.