Rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord disease

Short Title:
Rehabilitation of Patients with Spinal Cord Disease
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Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
Neurologic Clinics
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1991, vol. 9, issue 3, pp 705-725
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Discusses rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord disease: (1) determining the level of spinal cord injury (SCI); (2) recovery after SCI; (3) inpatient rehabilitation; (4) the problem list to be addressed in rehabilitation; (5) client and family education; (6) medical concerns (chronic pain in SCI, respiratory care, bowel training, bladder rehabilitation, skin integrity, disorders of altered bone metabolism, poikilothermia, spasticity, and overuse syndromes); and (7) therapy goals for individuals with SCI (functional potential, strengthening range of motion, mobility skills, activities of daily living, environmental control units, wheelchair prescription and cushion, ambulation training, functional electrical stimulation, electrical stimulation, biofeedback, homemaking and community skills, discharge planning, marital and family concerns, sexuality, independent living centers, vocational concerns, driving, tendon transfers, aging, cost, and life expectancy).
Sipski, M. L.; Hendler, S.; DeLisa, J. A.
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