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What do families need to know about continuing spinal cord injury rehabilitation services after discharge?

What do families need to know about continuing spinal cord injury rehabilitation services after discharge?

Patti Rogers, SW

Social Worker/Executive Director, Arkansas Spinal Cord Injury Commission, Little Rock

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As far as I’m concerned, they need to know it should never stop. Whether they do it themselves at home, encourage it. A lot of the times it’s just getting the person involved in something. They may want to return to work, so refer them to the app... Show More

As far as I’m concerned, they need to know it should never stop. Whether they do it themselves at home, encourage it. A lot of the times it’s just getting the person involved in something. They may want to return to work, so refer them to the appropriate agency of rehabilitation services, and let them find them a job. They may want to go back to school. We say sometimes after you’ve been injured for a few years, you might need to go back to the rehab hospital for a tune-up. You might need to work on some different areas; it could be just physical therapy. Maybe you need some additional physical therapy because you haven’t been active enough. If you’re not going to go out and do things that you used to do which you probably still can do (you just think you can’t) stay at home and do some exercises.

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What do families need to know about continuing spinal cord injury rehabilitation services after discharge?

Patti Rogers, SW

Social Worker/Executive Director, Arkansas Spinal Cord Injury Commission, Little Rock

More Videos by Patti Rogers
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As far as I’m concerned, they need to know it should never stop. Whether they do it themselves at home, encourage it. A lot of the times it’s just getting the person involved in something. They may want to return to work, so refer them to the appropriate agency of rehabilitation services, and let them find them a job. They may want to go back to school. We say sometimes after you’ve been injured for a few years, you might need to go back to the rehab hospital for a tune-up. You might need to work on some different areas; it could be just physical therapy. Maybe you need some additional physical therapy because you haven’t been active enough. If you’re not going to go out and do things that you used to do which you probably still can do (you just think you can’t) stay at home and do some exercises.

What do families need to know about continuing spinal cord injury rehabilitation services after discharge?
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