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UVA – HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital

UVA – HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital

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515 Ray C Hunt Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903


Spinal cord injuries are traumatic, life-altering events for patients and their parents, siblings and loved ones.

Our physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists provide rehabilitation services for children and teens with spinal cord injuries to help restore quality of life and help children reach their fullest potential.

We partner with HealthSouth, the nation’s largest provider of inpatient rehabilitation services, providing a 50-bed, state-of-the-art acute rehabilitation facility for patients with a variety of disabling conditions. Offering inpatient, outpatient and day treatment services.

Spinal cord injuries generally begin with a blow to the spinal column. The force can fracture or dislocate vertebrae – the bone segments in the back. And spinal cord tissue is damaged.

A wide range of symptoms can be experienced, depending on the severity and location. Some spinal injury victims can expect full recovery with rehabilitation. Other injuries are more serious and can result in paralysis. In either case, rehabilitation is important to treatment and repair.

In addition to limiting mobility, spinal cord injuries can result in additional issues, such as respiratory problems.

Our hospital has all the resources needed for specialized spinal cord injury care. The team approach puts the right experts and therapies together for the best possible outcome, focused on:

  • A custom treatment plan, specific to the patient’s needs
  • Medical care and recovery
  • Training and adaptation
  • Supporting the emotional needs of both the patient and caregivers
  • Accessing home-based services as needed
  • Maximizing function at the fullest potential, despite limitations
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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.