Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) treatment and rehabilitation focuses on intensively working with patients physically and psychologically, so that in a short period of time they can maximize their neurological recovery and general health. We educate SCI patients about all aspects of their injury and long term care. We want patients to return home as independent and productive as possible, prepared to resume their lives.
Persons with spinal cord injury will have permanent disability and with rehabilitation they can develop new skills, or train themselves or their family to optimise their independence and quality of life. It is very important to select a system of care that provides specialized treatment, care, services, team and equipment because of the complexity of these injuries.
We provide a comprehensive, specialised, multi-disciplinary rehabilitation service that equips patients with the skills, knowledge and information for them to return to their role in society with the highest feasible level of functioning, independence and opportunity. Only a centre like HAMSA REHAB will provide such a holistic care.
Our spinal rehabilitation pathway is a consultant led service encompassing input from a range of therapy professionals, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and specialist nurses. Along with the physical elements of rehabilitation, there is an emphasis on psychological and social rehabilitation. A majority of patients with a spinal cord injury have been through a traumatic event and often require intensive psychological support to help them overcome this.
A team, with specialist expertise in spinal cord injury rehabilitation co-ordinate the care of the patient and evaluate their progress and adapt goals accordingly. We provide an on-going assessment of a patient’s progress in their abilities and level of independence in daily activities (i.e. dressing, walking etc). Individuals must be medically stable and able to participate in, and benefit from an intensive rehabilitation programme as their condition allows.
Therapy begins first thing in the morning, with each patient getting out of bed and managing his or her morning routine in preparation for a full day of therapy. Our team will work together with you and your family to coordinate your care, set goals and track your progress.
Our therapists will teach you the skills you’ll need to get through a normal day, making adjustments along the way to promote recovery. This includes everything from grooming and dressing to managing your schedule and working with others. Mobility training is an important part of the therapy program. This includes learning how to use any device to assist with your mobility, like a wheel chair.