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West Florida Hospital

Spinal Cord Injury Program

Approximately 40 people per million per year will sustain a spinal cord injury. Almost half of all traumatic injuries occur in people between the ages of 16 and 30; 78% of the injuries occur in males. The Rehabilitation Institute offers a comprehensive inpatient program for the treatment of persons who have suffered a spinal cord injury. The Spinal Cord Injury Program offers:

  • Ongoing therapy sessions
  • Adaptive aquatics
  • Community skills outings
  • Community reorientation therapy
  • Equipment/assistive technology recommendations
  • Medical consultants
  • Spinal injury management series education
  • Driver evaluation/training
  • School system education
  • Family training/education
  • Home accessibility evaluation
  • Spinal cord injury support group

The Spinal Cord Injury Program at the Rehabilitation Institute discharged 75% of patients back to their homes in 18 days during 2013. People with spinal cord injuries who went through our program made more functional gain, and 100% stated they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their stay.

Common Causes

  • Motor vehicle accidents '41%
  • Violence'15%
  • Falls'27%
  • Sports/diving accidents'7.9%
  • Other '8.5%


  • Loss of sensation
  • Paralysis or weakness of muscles
  • Poor ability to regulate body temperature
  • Bowel/bladder difficulties
  • Impaired circulation
  • Muscle spasticity
  • Decrease in joint mobility
  • Impairment of sexual function

Rehabilitation Team

  • Physiatrists
  • Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Case Managers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Spinal Cord Injury Program Fact Sheet (36 KB)
  • Contact Us

    For more information call: 850-494-6100

    West Florida Rehabilitation Institute
    8391 N. Davis Highway
    Pensacola, Florida 32514