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What’s your best advice for patients and families after a spinal cord injury?

What’s your best advice for patients and families after a spinal cord injury?

Kim Eberhardt Muir, MS

Program Specialist, Spinal Cord Injury Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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If you can reach out to a family who has experienced something similar, it is a beneficial thing for many to do so—to see what’s in store, and what types of things they did and they would recommend.  If you can tour a rehabilitation ... Show More

If you can reach out to a family who has experienced something similar, it is a beneficial thing for many to do so—to see what’s in store, and what types of things they did and they would recommend.  If you can tour a rehabilitation center that you’re looking at beforehand, talk to patients, staff there; that’s also very beneficial.  The Internet can be good and it can be bad.  There’s an overwhelming amount of information on the Internet, but if you can go to some of the sites that specialize in spinal cord that are very reputable—meaning, these are sites that offer support, and, perhaps they’re from a rehabilitation center that may have some research-based, evidence-based practice, those are the types of sites you want to look at.  

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What’s your best advice for patients and families after a spinal cord injury?

Kim Eberhardt Muir, MS

Program Specialist, Spinal Cord Injury Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

More Videos by Kim Eberhardt Muir
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If you can reach out to a family who has experienced something similar, it is a beneficial thing for many to do so—to see what’s in store, and what types of things they did and they would recommend.  If you can tour a rehabilitation center that you’re looking at beforehand, talk to patients, staff there; that’s also very beneficial.  The Internet can be good and it can be bad.  There’s an overwhelming amount of information on the Internet, but if you can go to some of the sites that specialize in spinal cord that are very reputable—meaning, these are sites that offer support, and, perhaps they’re from a rehabilitation center that may have some research-based, evidence-based practice, those are the types of sites you want to look at.  

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