Spinal Cord Injury
Sustaining a spinal cord injury can be a life-altering event, but here at SportsCare, we can provide top-of-the-line care to help you adapt to a new lifestyle. Physical therapy can provide you with new tools and techniques to assist you with bed mobility, transfers, ambulation, chair skills, and so much more to offer you a more independent lifestyle.
Around 75% of individuals with a spinal cord injury will develop shoulder pain at some point in their lives, and the rate only increases with the number of years since spinal cord injury. Shoulder pain can be very debilitating, decreasing a person’s independence and lowering quality of life. Physical therapy is a conservative option to help treat shoulder pain and prevent or prolong the need for surgery in order to help maintain your independent lifestyle. If surgery is the best option, physical therapy can assist you to a speedy recovery and return you to prior level of function. Furthermore, physical therapy can offer you a comprehensive home exercise program in order to decrease your risk of re-injury or developing another shoulder injury.
SportsCare has the unique ability to offer you one on one care with our highly-trained physical therapists. On the first day, our physical therapists will conduct a complete evaluation, and develop a plan of care that is unique to your needs. You will assist the physical therapist in developing goals that are meaningful to you, and begin working towards your goals right away.
SportsCare can also provide you with contact information for local adaptive sports programs in order to get you back in the game. No matter the sport, no matter the person, we’re always about the care. Please contact a SportsCare Physical Therapy Location to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.