• Self-care skills, including activities of daily living (ADLs)

    Feeding, grooming, bathing, dressing, toileting, and sexual functioning

  • Physical care

    Support of heart and lung function, nutritional needs, and skin care

  • Mobility skills

    Walking, transfers, and self-propelling a wheelchair

  • Respiratory care

    Ventilator care, if needed; breathing treatments and exercises to promote lung function

  • Communication skills

    Speech, writing, and alternative methods of communication

  • Socialization training

    Interacting with others at home and within the community

  • Vocational training

    Work-related skills

  • Pain and muscle spasticity (increased muscle tone) management

    Medications and alternative methods of managing pain and spasticity

  • Psychological counseling

    Identifying problems and solutions for thinking, behavioral, and emotional issues

  • Family support

    Assistance with adapting to lifestyle changes, financial concerns, and discharge planning

  • Education

    Patient and family education and training about SCI, home care needs, and adaptive techniques

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Neurological Spine Disorders Clinic

See a Stanford specialist to learn about your treatment options. Visit our clinic to make an appointment.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center
213 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-723-6469
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