Spinal Cord Injury
About the Spinal Cord Injury Program
Individuals who have experienced a spinal cord injury often have difficulty with mobility, self-care, work-related skills, leisure activities and community reintegration. The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute is especially designed to help individuals with spinal cord injury or dysfunction reach their highest level of independent living.
The program includes both inpatient and outpatient services. The inpatient spinal cord injury unit is bright, comfortable and modern in design.
The unit's onsite therapy facility features kitchen and bathroom setups for training in daily living skills, a complete set of modern therapy equipment for strengthening and retraining, a full set of manual and electric wheelchairs for patient use, and an indoor aquatic therapy pool.
- Lokomat: University of Maryland Rehabiliation Institute at Woodlawn is the only facility
in Maryland with a robotic treadmill that may help patients with spinal cord
injuries or stroke to walk again.
- Spinal Cord Injury Resources: This program helps
people improve their motor skills, balance and coordination.
- Patient Success Story: Learn about the story of a spinal cord injury patient through interviews with the patient and Dr. Peter Gorman
To refer a patient to the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation program, or for more information, please contact the University Post Acute Referral Service at 410-328-8680.