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Spinal Cord Injury

Proven SCI Expertise

Since 1975, Methodist Rehabilitation Center has helped thousands of spinal cord injury patients reach the highest possible level of independence. This experience gives us the proven expertise that no other Mississippi hospital can claim. As the state’s premier provider of a comprehensive spinal cord injury rehabilitation program, we treat patients—from teenager to adult—who have sustained injuries through trauma or illness

Services are available through inpatient hospital stays, and our physicians also provide follow-up treatment for rehabilitation-related needs through our outpatient clinic located on the hospital’s second floor and through Methodist Physical Medicine in Flowood.  Therapy also is available at Methodist Outpatient Therapy in Flowood and Ridgeland.

Our Team

A board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician leads our team that includes nurse practitioners, certified rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, respiratory therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists, dieticians, pharmacists, case managers, social workers, neuropsychologists, biomedical engineers, orthotists and assistive technology and robotic equipment specialists.

We also encourage referring physicians to remain involved in the patient’s care, and we consult other medical specialists as needed. Family members also are included in therapy and educational sessions.

Our Program

A typical treatment schedule includes occupational, physical, speech, respiratory and recreational therapy. When not in therapy, patients are under the care of our nursing team, many of whom are Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses. They help promote independence by reinforcing skills learned in therapy and by providing education on a variety of rehab topics.

Family members are always welcome to be part of the process and are encouraged to take advantage of group support and educational opportunities.

Issues typically addressed during the recovery process include:

  • Cognitive, Emotional and Behavioral Needs
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Mobility
  • Respiratory Function
  • Spasticity Management
  • Skin Health
  • Assistive Technology Needs
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Community Reintegration

What Sets Us Apart?

  • We group patients by injury type, which gives our staff focused expertise and allows patients and their families to benefit from peer support.
  • We equip our therapy gym and patient rooms with the latest equipment and technology designed to enhance recovery.
  • We employ the largest number of Neuro Clinical Specialists and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses in Mississippi.
  • We give patients the opportunity to benefit from clinical trials and other research through our Center for Neuroscience and Neurological Recovery.
  • We have a nationally recognized spasticity management program to help patients overcome this frequent side effect of brain and spinal cord injury.
  • We offer evaluations and guidance for the selection of wheelchairs, environmental control units, adaptive computer equipment and other assistive technology via the expertise of specially certified therapists.
  • We evaluate the abilities of patients with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and stroke in our Motion Analysis Laboratory, one of only a few such labs in the nation.
  • We provide treadmill gait training and robot-assisted walking therapy, which can help patients make significant gains in their walking ability. 
  • We offer innovative rehab technologies, including electrical stimulation devices that address foot drop, hand and leg weakness and swallowing disorders. 
  • We provide lifelong care through an extensive network of outpatient clinics and community services, including Methodist Physical Medicine, Methodist Outpatient Therapy, our Quest community reintegration program and our Navigator program.
  • We offer patients the opportunity to participate in recreational and community reintegration activities. 
  • We give patients priority access to our two accessible apartment complexes and our long-term, residential care facility. 

Contact Us

Methodist Rehabilitation Center

1350 East Woodrow Wilson Drive

Jackson, MS  39216

601-981-2611 or toll-free 1-800-223-6672

Admissions and Referrals - 601-364-3477 

Spinal Cord Injury Nurse Manager - 601-364-3498