Spinal Cord Injury Program
WakeMed offers a continuum of specialized spinal cord injury rehabilitative services aimed at progressing individuals toward their highest level of independence.
An interdisciplinary treatment team approach to spinal cord rehabilitation is the foundation of WakeMed's spinal cord injury system of care. Throughout the system, treatment teams consisting of a physical, occupational and speech therapist, neuropsychologist, nurse, and clinical case manager, allow patients access to a wide variety of spinal cord specialists. Each treatment team guided by the individual needs of patients' and their families', works to provide education and support for adjusting to and living with spinal cord injuries.
WakeMed's inpatient rehabilitation is the first step in the spinal cord rehabilitation continuum, offering specialized rehabilitation services following discharge from the hospital setting. Patients' length of stay in inpatient rehabilitation is contingent on a number of factors, including level and type of injury, ability to participate in the intensive therapy program, and therapeutic goals.
WakeMed Spinal Cord Injury Day Treatment Rehab Program at WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Day treatment services follow inpatient rehabilitation in the spinal cord continuum of care, though patients may take different therapeutic paths, based on individual medical and therapeutic needs. Day treatment services allow patients access to the same specialized rehabilitation teams found in the inpatient setting, providing continuity of both care and community services.
Spinal Cord Injury Fitness Program at WakeMed Raleigh Campus: This program is designed to provide assistance to people with a spinal cord injury that need help performing. This program also includes the use of the ERGYS2 E-stim bike if appropriate.:
- Upper body exercises
- Lower body exercises
- Guarded gait
Seating Clinic at WakeMed Raleigh Campus: The seating clinic is designed to evaluate a person's seating system and seating needs. The evaluating team may include: physical therapist, occupational therapist and wheelchair vendor. Prescriptions may be required
WakeMed Rehab Spinal Cord Injury Scope of Service
Spinal Cord Injury Patient Education Notebook (PDF): English | Spanish - Here you'll find detailed information on spinal cord injuries, levels of function, lower extremity range of motion exercises, independent living, a personal care needs worksheet, and much more pertaining to spinal cord rehabilitation.