Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Our Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation program at Parkwood Institute has a 15-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit specifically designed for individuals who have had a spinal cord injury.

Such injuries may be either traumatic, such as from a motor vehicle accident or fall, or non-traumatic, such as from spinal metastases or Guillain Barre Syndrome.

The goal of our program is to enable the patient to reach an optimal level of functioning and assist them in reintegrating into the community.

A rehabilitation caregiver helps a patient with his wheelchair.

Program information

This program includes:

  • Intensive inpatient rehabilitation
  • Post-discharge follow-up
  • Outpatient Services after discharge as required
  • Educational/support groups
  • Research Program
  • Parkwood Fitness Centre

Resource Centre

The Resource Centre at Parkwood is located in the Patients' Library on level 2 in the main foyer, near the elevators.

Hours of operation

  • Mon-Fri: 10 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Wed: 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Sat: 1 pm - 3 pm

The Resource Centre's holdings include a collection of books, magazines and videos regarding many aspects of spinal cord injury. Patients and their families are welcome to borrow the materials.

This program gratefully acknowledges the funding and support received from St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation.

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