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Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital

Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital

The SCI program at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady, NY provides each patient with a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and individualized treatment plan designed to assist each patient to achieve their maximal level of independence. State of the art technology and treatment techniques and a focus on patient education help us to attain these goals.

Nationally recognized as a leader in neurological patient care, Sunnyview’s Neuro-Rehab Institute treats patients with a wide range of neurological conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. Sunnyview’s expert staff is devoted to enhancing the delivery of personalized, comprehensive state-of-the-art rehabilitation treatment through coordinated patient care, education, research and outreach activities. Our integrated and intensely tailored approach is supported by technologies at the forefront of modern science.

Each patient’s individualized treatment plan consists of a vast array of rehabilitation services, including specialty services designed specifically for the patient with a spinal cord injury:

  • Ventilator program
  • Wheelchair assessments using a unique pressure-mapping system
  • Strengthening and endurance training
  • Swallowing/language evaluation
  • Bowel/bladder management
  • Outpatient Neurological Center
  • Specialized equipment, including the StimMaster bicycle

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1270 Belmont Ave, Schenectady, NY 12308

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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