spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage or injury to the spinal cord that causes changes in its function, either temporary or permanent. These changes translate into loss of muscle function, sensation, or autonomic function in parts of the body served by the spinal cord.

Clinical manifestations of SCI:

  • Motor & Sensory Loss depending upon the level of injury
  • Spinal shock
  • Respiratory dysfunction
  • Impaired temperature control
  • Spasticity
  • Bowel and bladder dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction

SCI may in some cases (mostly in trauma caused by accidents) may cause Paraplegia (paralysis of both lower limbs).

Complication after the spinal cord injury:

  • Pressure ulcer
  • Autonomic dysreflexia
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Contracture
  • DVT
  • Osteoporosis

Our Solution:

At AktivHealth, Clinical Rehabilitation of SCI includes below treatment goals and interventions –

  • Maintaining and improving Range of motion
  • Improve muscle strength
  • Facilitate motor response
  • Preventing of secondary complications
  • ADL (activity of daily living) training
  • Training to improve balance and co-ordination
  • Bed mobility training
  • Wheel chair training: transfers to bed, car, commode, manoeuvring
  • Improving the quality of life