Pursing Outpatient Rehabilitation

If you have a spinal cord injury and are in need and are eligible for outpatient rehabilitation, finding a rehabilitation center sometimes can be challenging. The best way to find one is to do research on your available options before you are discharged from the hospital.  First speak to your physical therapist and physician or your social worker and have them suggest places near your home that will provide the kind of therapy that you will need. It is important that you have them write down a list of activities and tasks you will be able to achieve depending on your level of injury.   Make sure that the facility has the right equipment and that the staff has expertise in areas that are applicable to you. If possible, have someone accompany you the first time to the rehabilitation center or physical therapy location.