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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Abroad

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers performing Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

In Vithas Xanit International Hospital we have a team of professionals specialized in different areas of rehabilitation that integrate both a shed as a more innovative conventional and alternative physical therapy seeks balance in physical, mental and emotional.

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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation is available at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

NP Istanbul Brain Hospital

NPISTANBUL Brain Hospital; the first special neuro-psychiatric
hospital in Turkey established with the aim of providing effective treatment services with the most sophisticated treatment possibilities.

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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation is available at NP Istanbul Brain Hospital

Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical centre in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation is available at Sheba Medical Center

Guttmann Institute

Guttmann Institute is a reference hospital for medical-surgical treatment and for the comprehensive rehabilitation of people (adults and children) with spinal cord injury, acquired brain damage (head injuries, strokes) or other disabilities of a neurological origin.

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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation is available at Guttmann Institute

Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation is available at Grupo Quirónsalud

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences consists of four research groups, each contributing to the scientific knowledge in specific rehabilitation areas.

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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation is available at Medipol Mega University Hospital

cereneo Schweiz AG

Personal therapy and modern training and measurement processes are combined to create a customised therapy concept, in order to give you back a high level of independence, freedom to organise your daily life and a high quality of life.

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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation is available at cereneo Schweiz AG

Medical Port | Medical Solutions Abroad

Medical Port’s network of physiotherapy centers in Portugal includes experienced professionals and state-of-the-art technology and equipment. These centers are also recognized by their experience in treating the world’s best athletes and sports clubs.

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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation is available at MedicalPort

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

Our great interdisciplinary team offers an integral management to the patient, helping him to his recovery and adequate rehabilitation.

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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation is available at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

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About Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

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Spinal cord injury rehabilitation

Treatment for spinal cord injuries may be split into to two phases: rehabilitation and acute: The acute stage starts at the time of injury, and lasts until the individual is stabilized. The rehabilitation stage starts soon after the person has stabilized and is in a position to start working toward his or her independence.


The Acute Stage

During the acute stage, it's vital that the person gets prompt medical care. The quicker the person accesses treatment, the far better his or her chances are at getting the least degree of impairment possible. Typically, similar to the all too popular SUV rollover, the injured individual will be sent to the nearest hospital or center equipped to handle spinal cord injuries.

The first couple of days of the acute phase are accompanied by spinal shock, where the person’s reflexes do not work. In this phase, it is very hard to figure out a precise diagnosis, as some function beyond what is currently being observed might occur later. During this period other complications from the injury or accident will as well be present, like bruising, brain injury, or broken bones.


The Rehabilitation Stage

As soon as the acute stage has ended and the individual has been stabilized, he or she goes into the rehabilitation phase of treatment. Treatment in this stage has the objective of returning the maximum function as possible to the individual. Since all spinal cord injuries differ, a unique plan made to help the individual function and succeed in daily life is created.

The plan usually consists of:

  • Assisting the individual understand his or her injuries
  • Assisting the individual to understand the details about his or her care
  • Assisting the individual become as independent as possible in daily activities like wheelchair use, dressing, bathing, grooming, and eating
  • Assisting the individual to learn to embrace a new lifestyle, particularly related to housing, sexual, and recreational options
  • Assisting the individual learn how to instruct caregivers in the way to help them
  • Preparing them for vocational rehabilitation

Generally, rehabilitation takes place at an accredited and approved spinal cord injury treatment center.


Specific degree of spinal cord injury and rehabilitation potential
  • C2 or C3: Patient is totally dependent for all care
  • C4: Dependent for all care and often requires a ventilator
  • C5: Patient might be able to feed themselves with assistive devices, often requires a kind of respiratory support, but might be able to break without a ventilator
  • C6: Patient might be able to push themself on wheelchair indoors and might be able to carry out everyday living tasks like dressing, eating, and grooming.
  • C7: Patient might be able to drive a car with special modifications or may drive a wheelchair outside
  • C8 : Similar to C7
  • T1-T6 : Patient might be able to become independent with self-care and also use of a wheelchair
  • T6-T12 : Patient might improve sitting balance and manage to take part in athletic activities using a wheelchair
  • L1-L5 : Patient might be able to walk short distances with assistive devices.

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