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VCU Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

VCU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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1300 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23298
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VCU PM&R provides a complete program of care for persons with SCI and their families. VCU Health System is one of five Level I Trauma Centers in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the only one in central Virginia. Comprehensiveness, interdisciplinary communication, consumer needs assessments and integration of a continuum of services are important values which have guided program development at VCU. The VCU system of care continues to develop, and partnerships with local,regional and national rehabilitation agencies.

The Department provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) rehabilitation and care at VCU Medical Center and the Richmond VA Medical Center. We strive to maximize the quality of life of persons with Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders through the use of rehabilitation services. Our programs emphasize the enhancement of quality of life by improving functional independence, increasing participation in social activities, preventing further injury, and by education in health maintenance.

SCI Rehabilitation is an intensive interdisciplinary program utilizing the expertise of Spinal Cord Injury trained physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, speech and language pathologists, social workers, rehabilitation psychologists, rehabilitation nursing, wound care specialists, and dieticians along with a comprehensive group of consultants.

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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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