Why choose Mayo ClinicBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors and staff have helped thousands of people recover from traumatic spinal cord injuries and nontraumatic spinal disorders using many therapies.
Mayo Clinic's rehabilitation professionals, including physicians, therapists and nurses, have expertise in helping you enhance functional abilities in your upper extremities. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has accredited the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Facilities at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.
Integrated team. Mayo Clinic's spinal cord injury rehabilitation team is led by doctors who have subspecialty certification in spinal cord injury medicine. In addition, the doctors are trained and board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, bone and muscle surgery (orthopedic surgeons), and brain and nervous system surgery (neurosurgeons).
Your treatment team includes subspecialty-certified rehabilitation nurses, Ph.D.-level rehabilitation neuropsychologists, subspecialty-trained spinal cord injury physical and occupational therapists, recreational therapists, and other specialists.
Individualized care. Your spinal cord injury physicians and team will create an individualized treatment plan to meet your needs. The team members will work with you to determine if upper extremity functional restoration may help meet your needs.
The team considers you and your family to be an integral part of the treatment team, and you'll be informed and involved in making decisions and setting goals.
Lifelong care. Mayo Clinic doctors who have subspecialty certification in spinal cord injury as well as training in physical medicine and rehabilitation work with other staff to offer a full range of spinal cord injury rehabilitation services. Your spinal cord injury rehabilitation team provides the full spectrum of inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation and lifelong care based on your current needs.
Specialists in the Pediatric Rehabilitation Program are specially trained and certified to meet the unique needs of children.
- Research. Mayo Clinic researchers have robust, ongoing studies that range from stem cell interventions to outcome studies of Mayo's clinical populations and the different rehabilitation options. Mayo Clinic researchers also conduct clinical trials.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.
March 11, 2015
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