Trauma or disease to the spinal cord can result in paralysis (loss of strength), loss of sensation and loss of control over body functions. Carolinas Rehabilitation has one of the most renowned spinal cord injury programs in the Southeast. No other regional facility offers more advanced spinal cord injury services, a more accomplished staff, or a stronger commitment to helping patients move beyond disability than Carolinas Rehabilitation.

We also treat other neurological conditions and have one of the area's only post-polio programs, allowing us to treat and offer therapy to the nearly two million polio survivors in the United States.

Because of our multi-phase, comprehensive approach, our program continually exceeds national standards in the number of patients who are discharged to resuming their lives in their communities.

Our specialty inpatient services for spinal cord injury include:

Spine Therapy Services at Carolinas Rehabilitation

Our outpatient spine therapy services are available for patients who have back and neck-related injuries or disabilities. The goals of treatment include:

  • Restore functional mobility
  • Address strength deficits
  • Normalize joint mobility and muscle flexibility
  • Improve spinal postures

By performing a detailed orthopedic examination, physical therapists seek to identify the specific conditions that result in pain and loss of function in a patient's back or neck. Through understanding the broad spectrum of problems that affect movement and function with the body, physical therapists evaluate a patient's needs and develop a treatment plan to address the neck and back problems for maximum recovery.

Meet the Spinal Cord Injury Team

Vu Q.C. Nguyen, MD
Medical Director, Carolinas Rehabilitation-Mercy
Director, Stroke Program
Director, Residency Program
Director, Acupuncture Clinic
Chief, Department of PM&R, Carolinas Medical Center

David Agner, MD
Faculty Physician

Kathleen Boncimino, MD, MPH, CPE
Faculty Physician

J. Leon Chandler, MD
Faculty Physician

Shilpa R. Kasuganti, MD
Faculty Physician

Timothy B. Miller, MD
Faculty Physician

Asim S. Otey, MD
Faculty Physician

Matthew B. Shall, MD
Medical Director, Carolinas Rehabilitation-Mount Holly

J. George Thomas, MD
Faculty Physician

Douglas M. Thommen, MD
Faculty Physician 

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