The paralysis is the most prominent symptom of the SCI.Also the SCI has bladder,respiratory, cardiovascular and sexual function disorders. Moreover, it has social , financial and psychological effects. It increases the people’s suspicions of late-life kidney complications , musculoskeletal injuries , pain , osteoporosis and other problems.
People with SCI needs continually medical care and rehabilitation , wheelchair , friendly environment , homecare , equipment , transportation , employment and financial support. Because of that, the administration of people with SCI is complex and contains many healthcare professionals and goverment services.
Physiotherapists cure a series of problem about SCI and contains a lot of body systems although the underlying pathology is neurological.
THE GOALS OF THE THERAPY
- To establish a patient oriented , comprehensive and coordinated interdisciplinary process.
- To improve patient’s independence of daily activities like taking a shower , eating food , getting dressed , self-care and moving.
- Providing physical or verbal fuctional independence and equipment to make it easier.
- To provide and continue the integration to society.
In addition to the SCI rehabilitation , having exercise programme at home is important and this can be provided by a professional physiotherapist.