National Rehabilitation Hospital

Spinal Cord System of Care

Education is a core part of the rehabilitation process. The Rehabilitation Team will work together with you and your family to help you learn about and adjust to your injury; and to re-learn or learn new everyday living skills so you can achieve the safest possible level of independence.

Each Programme includes a wide range of educational topics. Your team will discuss with you which of these topics should be included as part of your programme, according to your individual needs.

These may include:

  • Understanding Spinal Cord Injury – an introduction
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Spinal Cord Injury
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Skin Care
  • Managing your Bladder Care
  • Bowel Care
  • Managing your General Health
  • Managing Stress
  • Sexuality and disability
  • Life after Spinal Injury
  • Returning Home
  • Available resources