Treating Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries

CARF accredited

The Spinal Cord Injury Program at University of Utah Health's Rehabilitation Center is the only CARF-accredited program in the state of Utah. Our spinal cord system of care offers you the most comprehensive rehabilitation program in the region. The program begins in the acute hospital and supports you throughout your inpatient stay, outpatient therapies, and follow-up care and beyond.

We are able to accommodate spinal cord injury patients in our urgent care clinic. Urgent care (non-emergent care) is available weekdays in our Physical Medicine Physician Clinic.

Areas of Treatment

  • Paraplegia
  • Tetraplegia - Includes patients requiring ventilator management
  • Myelopathy
  • Other neurological conditions affecting the spinal cord
    • ALS
    • Guillain Barré Syndrome
    • Multiple Sclerosis


  • Adaptive driving evaluation
  • Advanced assistive technology/augmentative communication
  • Community resource referrals
  • Drug & alcohol abuse treatment
  • Individualized clinical pharmacy teaching
  • Marital & sexual counseling
  • Nutrition services & counseling
  • Outpatient follow-up care
  • Patient & family education
  • Patient & family counseling
  • Prosthetics & orthotics fitting & training
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Social services
  • Swallowing retraining
  • Referrals for vocational counseling & evaluation
  • Wheelchair evaluation & fitting

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