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What’s the best advice you have for someone with a new spinal cord injury?

What’s the best advice you have for someone with a new spinal cord injury?

Isa McClure, MAPT

Physical Therapist, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, New Jersey

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Spinal cord injury is a very traumatic experience not just for the patient, but for the family. It is a life-changing incident and to remember that any staff that you are with-from a physical therapist, to a nurse, to a peer counselor to case manager... Show More

Spinal cord injury is a very traumatic experience not just for the patient, but for the family. It is a life-changing incident and to remember that any staff that you are with-from a physical therapist, to a nurse, to a peer counselor to case manager-we’re on your side. We are going to work our hardest to make sure that you are as strong, and functional, and flexible and as healthy as you can possibly be. We are going to work with you; we are going to work with your family. And if that means you can get up and walk out of the rehab hospital, we are thrilled. If that means at this point in time perhaps you go home on a ventilator and you’re going to be working on instruction of a second person, we are thrilled if you are independent with instruction of a second person. Our whole mission is to help you to achieve the goals that you want to achieve, and that’s what we’re all working toward, every single day.

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What’s the best advice you have for someone with a new spinal cord injury?

Isa McClure, MAPT

Physical Therapist, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, New Jersey

More Videos by Isa McClure
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Spinal cord injury is a very traumatic experience not just for the patient, but for the family. It is a life-changing incident and to remember that any staff that you are with-from a physical therapist, to a nurse, to a peer counselor to case manager-we’re on your side. We are going to work our hardest to make sure that you are as strong, and functional, and flexible and as healthy as you can possibly be. We are going to work with you; we are going to work with your family. And if that means you can get up and walk out of the rehab hospital, we are thrilled. If that means at this point in time perhaps you go home on a ventilator and you’re going to be working on instruction of a second person, we are thrilled if you are independent with instruction of a second person. Our whole mission is to help you to achieve the goals that you want to achieve, and that’s what we’re all working toward, every single day.

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