The number one cause of spinal cord injury is car accidents, but falls in the elderly are also rising as precipitating factor. Those suffering from a spinal cord injury struggle with mobility, bowel and bladder control, muscle spasms, and many other secondary effects of being unable to walk or use their upper body. Occupational Therapists are integral to the process of adjusting to life post spinal cord injury as we look at all areas of function and promote independence through creative solutions to immobility.
Learn more about the solutions an Occupational Therapist provides in the following infographic.
Learn more about living with a spinal cord injury in our previous blog post: Spinal Cord Injury 101 – Julie’s Picks.