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Spine | Spinal Cord Injuries


 A spinal cord injury occurs when there is damage to the spinal cord, resulting in a loss of sensation, movement, or both below the injury site. Spinal cord injuries can be life-altering and have a significant impact on an individual’s physical, emotional, and financial well-being. It’s crucial to understand the various causes and types of spinal cord injuries and the available treatment options to promote recovery and improve quality of life.


What is a Spinal Cord injury?

Spinal cord injuries can be either complete or incomplete, meaning that the individual may still have some sensory or motor function below the level of injury.


Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Trauma (e.g: car accidents, falls)
  • Diseases (e.g: spinal cord tumours, spinal cord infection)
  • Degenerative conditions (e.g: osteoporosis, arthritis)
  • Congenital conditions (e.g: spina bifida)
  • Types of Spinal Cord Injuries:
  • Cervical spinal cord injuries
  • Thoracic spinal cord injuries
  • Lumbar spinal cord injuries


Treatment of Spinal Cord injuries

The importance of early and appropriate treatment for Spinal Cord injuries. Early and appropriate treatment is critical for the best possible outcome for individuals with spinal cord injuries. Treatment may include:

  • Medications to manage pain, muscle spasms, and other symptoms
  • Surgery to stabilize the spinal cord and prevent further injury
  • Physical therapy to improve strength, flexibility, and function
  • Occupational therapy to assist with activities of daily living and improve independence


How can Physio Active treat Spinal Cord injuries?

Our team of highly trained and experienced physiotherapists specializes in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. We provide personalized and evidence-based treatment programs to help individuals with spinal cord injuries recover as much function as possible and improve their quality of life.

Our treatment approach for spinal cord injuries includes:

  • Comprehensive assessment to determine the level and type of injury
  • Development of a customized treatment plan to address the specific needs and goals of the individual
  • Physical therapy to improve strength, flexibility, and mobility
  • Occupational therapy to assist with activities of daily living and increase independence
  • Use of assistive devices, such as braces or crutches, to enhance mobility and safety.


Benefits of physiotherapy for Spinal Cord injuries

  • Pain management
  • Improved strength and mobility
  • Increased independence and quality of life
  • Reduced risk of secondary complications, such as muscle atrophy or pressure ulcers
  • Support for individuals and their families during the rehabilitation process



At Physio Active, we understand the challenges that individuals with spinal cord injuries face and are committed to providing the best possible care to help them recover and improve their quality of life.


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