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Leon S. Peters Rehabilitation Center

Leon S. Peters Rehabilitation Center

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2823 Fresno St. Fresno, CA 93721


For more than 30 years, Leon S. Peters Rehabilitation Center has provided a comprehensive spinal cord injury rehabilitation program for the Central Valley and surrounding areas. Located within Community Regional Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma and Burn center, our hospital-based inpatient rehabilitation unit provides a multidisciplinary approach to training patients and their caregivers to go home with the highest level if independence possible.

Our formal spinal cord injury education series is customized to each individual patient and is designed to fully inform patients and their caregivers about living with a spinal cord injury. After discharge, there is a Spinal Cord Injury support group sponsored by Leon S. Peters Rehabilitation Center for individuals to remain connected, gain access to resources, meet other individuals with spinal cord injuries and their caregivers, and get involved.

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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

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Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.
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