Photo of a person during locomotor training

A person during locomotor training, a type of therapy to help improve your walking ability.

The Mayo Clinic Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has helped thousands of people recover from spinal cord injuries (SCIs) for more than 40 years. Staff in the program provides initial and lifelong spinal cord injury rehabilitation, coordinating your transitions from one level of care to another as your condition improves. Mayo Clinic's spinal cord injury rehabilitation team works to meet your ongoing needs, improve your physical and mental functioning, and help you to successfully re-enter your community.

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities has accredited the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program.

Doctors trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation lead your spinal cord injury rehabilitation treatment team. Your treatment team includes nurses, doctors trained in mental health (psychologists), physical, occupational and recreational therapists, social workers, and other specialists. You and your rehabilitation team will develop a customized rehabilitation treatment plan to meet your needs and achieve your goals. You and your family are considered part of the treatment team, involved in making decisions, setting treatment goals and planning discharge arrangements. Team members take the time to thoroughly answer you and your family's questions.

Staff in the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program cares for about 200 people with new spinal cord injuries (SCIs) each year. The team has experience treating people of all ages with nontraumatic and traumatic spinal cord injuries of all levels and severity, including people who or have an accompanying brain injury. The staff also treats people with conditions including spinal cord tumors, transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, myelopathies, spinal cord infarctions and aneurysms. Specialists in the pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation program treat children with spinal cord injuries. Learn more about spinal cord injury rehabilitation services at Mayo Clinic.

Read more about diagnosis and treatment of spinal cord injury.