The need for community rehabilitation

When someone experiences a spinal cord injury (SCI), their life turns up upside down. In the first few days, weeks and months following their injury, lifesaving and lifechanging surgery and early-stage rehabilitation are managed within a hospital setting.  Once stable and able to manage outside the confines of this controlled clinical setting, patients are discharged home and back into their community. And this is when the adjustment to ‘real life’ takes place as they learn to navigate everyday life with a spinal cord injury.

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