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Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Approach

Rehabilitation services play an important role for a number of individuals across the country, all based on an individual’s specific needs. Depending on the extent of an injury, creating a personalized recovery plan is just one of the many benefits for seeking physical therapy and a professional experience. These advanced metrics not only ensure the best overall care for patients, but it helps individuals from all walks of life with a relegated approach to create healing along a reasonable timeline. Spinal cord injuries are one of the most intricate and potentially harmful, in terms of execution, timing, and recovery. For these reasons, creating a personalized plan of action for all rehabilitation services is extremely important.

While it is difficult to cure spinal cord injuries, there are steps which can be taken to address the issues. By targeting certain aspects of the body and an individual’s functional abilities, physical therapists can formulate a plan of action to address certain needs. This approach helps not only to improve movement but also certain other features, all while speeding up the recovery timeline.


Spinal cord injuries often result in some form of impact to an individual’s mobility. Due to the connective aspect a spinal cord plays within the body between the nervous system and each of the limbs, any issues are likely to affect movement and use. Through a regimented physical therapy program, patients are often able to improve upon their mobility over time.


Communication may also be influenced by any type of spinal cord issue but is also able to be targeted through rehabilitation practices. Be this inner body transfers, similar to the above impacts on mobility, or communication between a patient and other individuals, specific skills and routines may be used to improve these functions.

Muscle Strength

Muscle strength is going to be different between all individuals and likely to vary considerably depending on a person’s age. Depending on the capabilities of a subject prior to suffering an injury, physical therapy approaches will vary considerably. This is one reason why each program is specifically designed to meet the needs of the patient, helping improve upon their particular abilities and formulate a return to pre-existing functions as quickly as possible.


Back injuries and specifically spinal cord issues can dramatically affect a person’s ability to move. If you’ve suffered even a muscle pull, it's quickly realized just how important the back is to daily function and injuries to the spinal cord are even more severe. Flexibility allows for relief of some of this pain, but achieving a desired range of motion varies greatly on how easily the person can twist, turn, reach, and bend. By targeting flexibility during rehabilitation of a spinal cord injury, patients may see an increased result in their efforts to return performing pre-injury movements.

If you or someone you know suffers from spinal cord or back issues, needs extra assistance with mobility, or is seeking services for another reason, then consider reaching out to the physical therapy experts at North Platte Physical Therapy, Monument Physical Therapy, Big Country Rehabilitation, and Bear Lodge Rehabilitation today. Offering 18 different locations across Wyoming and Nebraska, our professional staff are ready and willing to help administer and create a personalized plan of action specific to your needs. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Available for all of your physical therapy and related offerings, we look forward to meeting you and providing the type of service you can rely on to help improve your overall wellness very soon!