Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program

Specialized SCI Rehabilitation and Treatment

As a national leader in spinal cord injury 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 rehabilitation program is tailored to meet individual needs to optimize recovery and improve independence in patients despite their level of injury.

Meet our SCI specialists

Our clinicians specialize in spinal cord injury and treat a high volume of patients – 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.

Call our Admissions Department at 404-350-7345 to initiate a referral to Shepherd Center.


Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Programs at Shepherd Center

U.S. News & World Report ranks Shepherd Center among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the country, and we are one of only 14 facilities in the United States designated as a Spinal Cord Injury Model System by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

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 Program

At Shepherd Center, medical treatment focuses on returning adolescents with spinal cord injuries to the highest possible level of functioning and independence.

Day Program

Our 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 Condition, Treatment and Care

Get to Know Shepherd Center

Download our brochure and learn why our highly specialized staff leads the nation in providing spinal cord injury treatment, rehabilitation and research.

Patient Stories of Hope

Stories of Hope highlight the experiences of spinal cord injury patients and their families. Our patients share how their lives changed after a spinal cord injury and offer words of hope and support for others.

Patient Outcomes

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:

Spinal Cord Injury - Inpatient

Spinal Cord Injury - Outpatient

Meet our Specialists in this Area