Spinal cord injury

If you have sustained a spinal cord injury it can be difficult to absorb all the relevant information your doctor provides you. There are often questions you will only think of later and some information you will not realise you need. Some literature about your condition handed out in leaflets may be too simplified and lack the detail you seek. Whilst many sources on the internet contain very technical information and terminology, that may be based on outdated research and so appears to contradict other similar websites.

At Tyrrell Physiotherapy, Swords, Co. Dublin we have a team of specialist physiotherapists that collectively have many years of experience assessing and treating all manner of spinal cord injuries. With their patient-focused treatment, they routinely explain the details of a condition in easily accessible terms and can answer any questions which arise.

We provide a confidential service and understand that these clinical issues may affect you personally with significant changes to your lifestyle. With that in mind, there are no ‘silly’ questions and would encourage you to seek clarification about any concerns you may have regarding your condition, treatment and other available support services.

The treatments recommended by your Physiotherapist will be based on the results of your spinal cord injury assessment and agreed goals and will be specifically tailored to you.  Your individual treatment plan may incorporate some of all of the following:

  • Advice and Education
  • Postural training
  • Normal movement re-training
  • Mobility training and re-education
  • Provision of splints or walking aids
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Balance re-education and rehabilitation
  • Falls prevention
  • Home exercise programmes
  • Advice on lifestyle and fatigue management
  • Addressing issues to prevent long term problems from presenting
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