Improving the quality of life with educational and recreational opportunities for individuals with spinal cord injuries.

The Model System Knowledge and Translation Center (MSKTC) is a national center that helps facilitate the knowledge translation process to make research meaningful to those with Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Burn Injury.

In previous articles, we have featured the Factsheets on Autonomic Dysreflexia, Managing Pain, Wheelchair Information, and more.  The next resource we would like to highlight is a Guide to Inpatient Rehabilitation following a spinal cord injury.

Following a spinal cord injury (SCI), individuals require rehabilitation (rehab) to attain the highest possible level of functional independence. While numerous healthcare facilities offer rehab programs, only a limited few possess the expertise and experience in SCI rehab care. Opting for a facility specializing in SCI rehab enhances the chances of individuals with SCI achieving optimal outcomes.

Upon experiencing an SCI, the initial treatment occurs at an acute care hospital. Unfortunately, the staff at acute care hospitals may lack awareness of specialized SCI rehab programs or the specific needs of individuals with SCI. Rehab can be pursued in various settings, each differing in intensity and expertise. However, not all settings can adequately address the intricate needs of SCI patients. 

The Guide to Inpatient Rehabilitation furnishes information to assist in selecting a facility that aligns with the requirements of individuals or their family members.  We highly recommend you check out this guide and their library of factsheets related to spinal cord injury care.  You can check them out at

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