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Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone

Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone

From our decades of experience in treating spinal cord injuries, we understand how important it is to focus on improving your quality of life. The professionals in the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation can work with you and your family to set realistic, specific goals, and provide you with the skills needed to achieve your own optimal independence level.

All members of the spinal cord injury rehabilitation team have specialized training in the medical, nursing, or therapeutic care and treatment of patients with spinal cord injuries. The team applies their expertise to help each patient maximize his or her physical, functional, social, psychological, and medical gains before either returning home or progressing to another level of care.

Experts at Rusk Rehabilitation partner closely with doctors throughout NYU Langone, where medical specialists can provide a quick, coordinated response to any health-related problems that may occur while you receive inpatient treatment.

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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.

Our Membership Community

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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