Spinal Cord Injuries

Management and Rehabilitation


  • Sue Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Research Director, Division of Rehabilitation Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY; Research Scientist III, Human Performance and Movement Analysis Laboratory, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Center, West Orange, NJ; Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilition, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Health Related Professions, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
  • Erica Druin, MPT, Clinical Specialist, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Rockville, MD
  • Martha Sliwinski, PT, MA, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy, Columbia University, New York, NY

From a hospital admittance to discharge to outpatient rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injuries addresses the wide spectrum of rehabilitation interventions and administrative and clinical issues specific to patients with spinal cord injuries. Comprehensive coverage includes costs, life expectancies, acute care, respiratory care, documentation, goal setting, clinical treatment, complications, and activities of daily living associated with spinal cord patients. In addition to physical therapy interventions and family education components, this resource includes content on incidence, etiology, diagnosis, and clinical features of spinal cord injury.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2008
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09200-5

Table of Contents

Introduction: Profiles in Courage and Hope

1. Understanding Spinal Cord Injury and Advances in Recovery

2. Medical Management and Complications of Spinal Cord Injury

3. Nursing Care and Education for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

4. Respiratory Treatment and Equipment

5. Psychological Adjustments to Spinal Cord Injury

6. Evaluation

7. Intervention Principles and Position Changes

8. Transfer Techniques

9. Activities of Daily Living

10. Management of the Upper Limb in Individuals with Tetraplegia

11. Seating and Positioning

12. Assessment and Match for Effective Assistive Technology

13. Using Assistive Technology

14. Accessible Home Modification and Durable Medical Equipment

15. Wheelchair Skills

16. Ambulation

17. Functional Electrical Stimulation

18. Exercise and Fitness with Spinal Cord Injury

19. Sports and Recreation for People with Spinal Cord Injury

20. Wheel Chair Transportation and Safety

21. Transportation and Community Access

22. Functional and Psychosocial Aspects of Aging with SCI

23. Quality of Life After Spinal Cord Injury