Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program
Specialized Rehabilitation Center for Spinal Cord Injury
As a national leader in spinal cord injury rehabilitation care and research, Shepherd Center examines ways to improve the quality of life for people who have experienced a spinal cord injury (SCI). Our comprehensive spinal cord injury programs are tailored to meet individual needs to optimize recovery and improve independence in patients.
Leading Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Specialists
Shepherd Center’s spinal cord injury rehabilitation specialists work together as a team to design a personalized SCI rehabilitation program for recovery to help prevent complications and help patients recover as much function as possible. At our SCI rehabilitation treatment center, we strive to ensure patients and families are an integral part of their recovery team.
MEET OUR SCI REHAB SPECIALISTS
Our clinicians specialize in spinal cord injury and treat a high volume of inpatients – about 400 each year. As a result, we have more experience dealing with all levels of spinal cord injuries, including those in people who are ventilator-dependent or have a dual diagnosis of spinal cord and brain injury.
Spinal Cord Injury Programs at Shepherd Center
We are committed to caring for patients with spinal cord injuries and helping them return to doing what they love to do. U.S. News ranks Shepherd Center among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the country, and we are also one of an elite group to be designated as both a Spinal Cord Injury Model System and a Traumatic Brain Injury Model System by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
Our approach to rehabilitation for spinal cord injury (SCI) and recovery is customized by patient and level of injury. We provide an inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation program, as well as outpatient SCI rehabilitation services, and a spinal cord injury program tailored to adolescents. Learn more about our spinal cord injury programs below.
SCI Inpatient Rehabilitation
Shepherd Center's team of specialists work with our SCI patients to optimize their recovery, focusing on different goals at a pace that is right for them.
Adolescent Spine Program
At Shepherd Center’s spinal cord injury rehabilitation program for adolescents, medical treatment focuses on returning patients to the highest possible level of functioning and independence.
SCI Day Program
Our spinal cord injury Day Program provides outpatient rehabilitation services to increase the level of independent functioning at home, work/school and in the community.
Learn About Spinal Cord Injury, Treatment and Care
Below are some valuable resources about spinal cord injuries and rehabilitation to help you and your loved ones learn more about these injuries and how to navigate a journey to recovery.
- Learn About Spinal Cord Injuries – Get answers to frequently asked questions about spinal cord injury and rehabilitation.
- Reducing Spinal Cord Injury Complications - Learn important steps that can reduce the incidence of complications from spinal cord injury.
- Understanding Spinal Cord Injury – Watch this video series of real people who have sustained a spinal cord injury, as well as medical experts and advocates.
- How to Choose a Rehabilitation Program – Discover the questions you should consider when selecting a spinal cord injury treatment center and program.
- MyShepherdConnection.org – Review spinal cord injury-related educational information for patients, families and caregivers.
Download our brochure and learn why our highly specialized staff leads the nation in providing spinal cord injury treatment, rehabilitation and research.
Stories of Hope videos highlight the experiences of people with spinal cord injury and their families. Our patients share how their lives changed after a spinal cord injury and offer words of hope and support for others.
Our patient outcomes reflect greater than average gains in functional improvements from the time a patient is admitted to the time they are discharged when compared to similar facilities and national statistics.
Spinal Cord Injury Program Contacts:
Interested in learning more about Shepherd Center’s spinal cord injury rehabilitation programs for inpatients or outpatients? Contact us today. We are happy to help answer your questions.
Spinal Cord Injury – Inpatient
- General: 404-350-7463
- Admissions: 404-350-7345
Spinal Cord Injury – Outpatient
- General: 404-350-7523
- Admissions: 404-350-7502
Meet Our Specialists in this Area
Angela Beninga, D.O.Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Brock K. Bowman, M.D.Associate Medical Director
Wes Chay, M.D.Program Director, Graduate Medical Education
John Lin, M.D.Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program