African American man walking in the EksoGT robotic exoskeleton with the help of two physical therapists.

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program

An illness or injury can be a life-changing event. Our spinal cord injury program recognizes that the road to recovery is long and difficult. We will partner with you to develop a rehabilitation program that addresses your specific needs.

Who Can Benefit From Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Spinal cord injury patients experience a number of complications that often require daily medical supervision and need combined physical, occupational or speech therapies.

Our Spinal Cord Injury Program focuses on comprehensive medical, nursing and therapy care to help patients recover from conditions including:

  • Neuromuscular or central nervous system (CNS) disorders
  • Spinal cord injury (traumatic and non-traumatic)
  • Disease process of the spinal cord
  • Dual diagnosis of brain injury and spinal cord 

“Spinal cord injury nursing care focuses on partnering with patients to regain control of their body functions through encouragement, personalized education, and adaptive techniques.”

–Larissa (Peale) Sorge, BSN, RN

What to Expect

Penn Medicine Rehabilitation’s program is designed to restore you to your highest physical, social and emotional potential. Our patients receive care from a team of spinal cord injury specialists, including physical, occupational and speech therapists, rehabilitation nurses and a physiatrist board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation in spinal cord injury.

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

Mission: The Spinal Cord Injury Support Group at Penn Rehab offers a variety of support for individuals living with a spinal cord injury or dysfunction. Our mission is to provide an interactive forum for people to share their ideas and experiences. We focus on creating supportive peer relationships, getting people back into fitness and sports, and providing educational opportunities for individuals with paralysis looking to regain function and independence.

Monthly meetings: This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

For more information: Contact Brittany Kelly at 215-893-6394 or via email.

Request a Tour

For more information about our inpatient rehabilitation or long-term acute care programs, or to request a tour of our facilities, please call 215-893-6570 or fill out the form below. 

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