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Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona

814-944-3535

2005 Valley View Blvd, Altoona, PA 16602

Description

Rehabilitation for spinal cord injury patients requires a specialized and coordinated process to enhance a patient’s physical, emotional and psychological ability. Patients at our hospital benefit from neuro-rehabilitation treatments that maximize independence in self-care, activities of daily living and mobility skills.

The spinal cord injury rehabilitation program includes:

  • The latest rehabilitative care and technology
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Education and training for patients and their families
  • A seamless transition to home through community re-entry programs
  • Our spinal cord injury rehabilitation program has improved abilities for patients with:
  • All levels of spinal cord injuries from C2 vertebrae to the lumbar spine, L5, S1
  • Other spinal cord conditions such as spinal muscle atrophy and spine surgeries like laminectomies and tumor surgeries
  • Spinal viruses like Traverse Myelitis, Guillane-Barre Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Congenital defects like Spina Bifida
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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.

Ask Us

United Spinal’s Ask Us program connects you with information, resources, and access to our “Ask Us Spinal Cord Central” help center. Browse the Knowledge Books below for answers to your questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for just Ask Us and one of our knowledgeable staff will provide you with answers.