Spinal Cord Injury

Resources


Facingdisability.com

Website: http://www.facingdisability.com

United Spinal Association
Website: http://www.unitedspinal.org

Beyond the Chair
Website: http://www.beyondthechair.org

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Website: https://www.christopherreeve.org

Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure
Website: http://www.fscip.org/organization.htm

Financial Assistance

Referral Service
Phone: 2-1-1
Website: https://www.yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/Home

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Website: https://hhs.texas.gov/dars

Department of Aging and Disability Services
Website: https://www.dads.state.tx.us

Social Security Disability
Phone: 1-800-772-1213
Website: https://www.ssa.gov/disabilityssi

Home & Car Modifications

United Access
Phone: 877-501-8267
Website: https://www.unitedaccess.com

Mobility Works
Phone: 1-877-275-4907
Website: https://www.mobilityworks.com

Next Day Access
Phone: 800-423-0751
Website: http://www.nextdayaccess.com

Amramp
Phone: 888-715-7598
Website: http://www.amramp.com

Lift-Aids, Inc.
Phone: 817-835-0035 (DFW) or 800-351-5438 (Outside of DFW)
Website: http://www.lift-aids.com/residential_ramps.asp

101 Mobility of Dallas
Phone: 214-531-6211
Website: http://dallas.101mobility.com

Medical Supplies

J&R Medical
Phone: 877-505-4207

Support Groups

Online:

United Spinal Association
Website: http://www.spinalcord.org/spinal-network/support-groups/location/texas

SpinalCord.com
Phone: 877-336-7192
Website: http://www.spinalcord.com/spinal-cord-injury-support-groups

In Person:

Fort Worth Area SCI Support Group
Group Name: Fort Worth Area SCI Support Group
Group meets 4th Thursday of every month at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Texas Health Harris Hospital Therapy Services Department, Richardson Tower, Plaza Level
Street Address: 1301 Pennsylvania Ave.
City/State/Zip: Fort Worth, TX 76104
County: Tarrant
State: Texas
Contact: Dorothy Conway, CTRS
Email: DorothyConway@texashealth.org
Phone: 817-250-2445

Harris Methodist Hospital, located in Fort Worth, Texas, and part of the Texas Health system of care, offers comprehensive care for all stages and levels of spinal cord injury, both traumatic and non-traumatic. Featuring a skilled team of rehabilitation experts, trauma, inpatient, and outpatient care, and a range of social support options, Texas Health offers a customized treatment plan to each spinal cord injury survivor it treats. Because spirituality and faith often figure prominently in the recovery journey, Harris Methodist offers a range of spiritual counseling options, as well as both religious and secular support groups. Family involvement and patient education play key roles in the recovery journey, and physicians pride themselves on their provision of empathic, customized care.

Support Challenge Inspire

Support, Challenge, Inspire is a community outreach program for anyone living with, dealing with and adjusting to the problems, pressures and challenges that occur with spinal cord injuries.

Location: Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, 2nd Floor PT Gym
City/State/Zip: Dallas, Texas, 75246
County: Dallas
State: Texas

Peer Mentoring Program

The peer mentoring program at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation (BIR) sets out to pair up former patients or community members living with spinal cord injury with current patients in inpatient rehabilitation. BIR seeks to pair mentors with patients who have suffered similar injuries, who are close in age or the same gender or who have other similarities.  

BIR hosts a peer mentoring group session for mentors on the 1st Thursday of every month and we have an open discussion and question/answer session with current BIR patients. 

At the end of a patient’s inpatient stay the patient is welcome to become a mentor himself. The patient may also choose to continue conversation with any of the mentors the patient has met during the patient’s stay. 

All of our mentors must go through the Volunteer Services Department at Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) for TB testing, application process, orientation, parking sticker and I.D. badge. Applicants must also complete a Peer Mentor Orientation with the Spinal Cord Injury Team at BIR.  

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Dedicated to funding improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation awarded us with a Quality of Life Grant to fund our Peer Mentoring Program.  

The program pairs you with someone who has emerged from the grueling work of rehab—with a similar level of injury—and knows what it’s like to live in the real world. 

Outpatient Services

While Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation offers traditional therapies such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, we also offer driving instruction, aquatics therapy and home-based care that brings rehab to you.

 

Rehabilitation

Assistance with Finding a Facility:

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Website: https://www.christopherreeve.org/living-with-paralysis/newly-paralyzed/how-do-i-find-a-rehabilitation-facility

Shepherd Center
Website: https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/spinal-cord-injury/choosing-a-facility

SpinalCord.com
Website: http://www.spinalcord.com/spinal-cord-injury-hospitals-rehabilitation-directory

Agencies/Facilities:  

Rehab Without Walls
Phone: 1-866-734-2296

A Whole New Kind of Care

Rehab Without Walls is dedicated to removing walls — including physical, emotional and geographical — that can slow recovery. The advantage of this comprehensive service is that a skilled clinical team, which can include physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, speech pathologists, clinical social workers, nutritionists and neuropsychologists, is able to teach relevant skills in the patient's environment as opposed to a staged setting. Instead of just learning to prepare a meal, patients learn to shop in their local grocery store and use their own kitchen. Rather than simply focusing on grooming skills, patients learn to navigate their own bathrooms, safely.

The ultimate goal of Rehab Without Walls is to provide care in a comfortable, familiar environment, help patients experience better outcomes.  Our home & community based expertise reduces re-admissions, increases participation and provides tangible proven clinical and financial results.  

We maintain the largest post-acute home & community database in the U.S. at over 8,000 patients, which we use as both a predictor and measure of positive clinical and financial outcomes.  We have 6 peer reviewed and medical journal published research articles based on our findings.  We have TRUE outcomes driven, verifiable data.

How Rehab Without Walls Works

Our expert team will create a customized treatment plan based on the physician's orders and the patient's goals. For example, if a patient wants to play the piano again, that will become part of the rehabilitation routine. When patients have a realistic goal — like returning to a beloved pastime or going back to work — rehabilitation becomes real.

Diagnoses Served

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Anoxia/Hypoxia
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke)
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Complex Orthopedic Trauma
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome

Neurological Recovery Center
Phone: 682-312-7693

The Neurological Recovery Center is a unique PT practice whose professionals are dedicated to serving a clientele seeking the highest level of personalized one-on-one care. We have some of the most advanced robotics systems for intensive Gait therapy as well us upper extremity functional rehabilitation.

Through our customized clinical process we seek to identify individual needs, evaluate functional deficits and deliver the highest standards of care to help patient's achieve their goals.

Recreational


Sports ‘N Spokes
Phone: 888-888-2201 (toll-free) or 602-224-0500
Fax: 602-224-0507
Website: http://pvamag.com/sns

Turning Points
Website: http://www.turningpointnation.org

Rise Adaptive Sports
Phone: 469-762-5075
Website: http://www.riseadaptivesports.org/wp