Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program for SCI Care

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.

Call our Admissions Department at 404-350-7345 to learn about becoming a patient at Shepherd Center.

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 nation's top hospitals for rehabilitation, 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.

A patient with a spinal cord injury has therapy with a facility dog.

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.

An adolescent with a spinal cord injury meets with a respiratory therapist.

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.

A patient participates in the spinal cord injury day program.

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.

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 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.

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:

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

Spinal Cord Injury – Outpatient

Meet Our Specialists in this Area