Spinal Cord Injuries
Patient-Centered Care at Washington Township Medical Foundation
Physiatrists can assist patients who are experiencing spinal cord injuries.
Also called doctors of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R),
physiatrists diagnose and treat patients who suffer from physical disabilities.
Physiatrists emphasize whole-patient care, focusing on every part of the
patient and his / her unique needs when developing a tailored treatment
plan customized to them. This includes patients who have sustained spinal
Physiatry & Spinal Cord Injuries
Every year, thousands of spinal cord injuries occur in the United States.
The leading cause of spinal cord injuries is car accidents, but other
causes may include violence / acts of assault, slip and falls / trip and
falls, or sports-related accidents. Symptoms can range widely. In some
cases, spinal cord injuries can cause full or partial paralysis. Other
symptoms may include breathing problems, cardiac problems, loss of bladder
/ bowel control, and more. Your rehabilitation program from a Fremont
physiatrist at Washington Township Medical Foundation can be tailored
address all of the complications and results of your injury.
Spinal Cord Rehabilitation with a Fremont Physiatrist
Objectives of and services encompassed by spinal cord rehabilitation may include:
- Injury prevention
- Education, including safety education
- Exercises to increase endurance, balance, and strength
- Access to helpful resources including assistive devices