Our goal is to help people with SCI/D achieve the best possible health and well-being by avoiding common general health complications. During he appointment, we will check neuromuscular issues, bowel and bladder management, skin care, wheelchair positioning, bone and joint health and safety. The follow-up involves an interdisciplinary approach to long-term health needs, with input from physical therapists, occupational therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists, psychologists, social workers and other clinical staff as needed. A nurse coordinator, dedicated to helping people with SCI/D is available to answer questions or provide assistance with pre-visit planning. Findings and recommendations are shared with clients and their physicians, as well as caregivers or other stakeholders, as requested by the client.
An initial visit is composed of:1. a six-hour therapy evaluation2. a comprehensive exam by your physician and discussion
Subsequent visits involve a shortened therapy day, examination by your physician, and discussion of findings and recommendations.
The therapy evaluation is typically scheduled one to two weeks prior to the comprehensive provider appointment. During that day the client will meet with an occupational therapist, physical therapist, psychologist, social worker and therapeutic recreation specialist.
Common recommendations from the therapy evaluation include:
Some of the topics addressed during the comprehensive provider appointment include:
At the end of the comprehensive exam day, clients will meet with their rehabilitation provider for a final comprehensive medical exam and discussion.
Topics can include: