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Canadian SCI Rehabilitation Introduction

Application of the Rehabilitation Framework SUNSET Sunset is a 68-year old woman with T6 incomplete paraplegia (AIS C), secondary to an aneurysm repair. Prior to her injury, she was the primary caregiver for her husband and two granddaughters aged three and four. Since she woke up from her surgery, she has developed burning pain in her legs, difficulties with getting to the toilet in time to void, and a pressure sore on her heel. In addition, she cannot stand for long periods of time or initiate stepping. Her customized rehab goals would include: Bladder Continence Skin Integrity Ameliorate Neuropathic Pain Walking Parenting CHANCE Chance is a 24-year old male who sustained T8 incomplete paraplegia (AIS B), secondary to a gunshot wound in the abdomen. As a result of his injuries, he had abdominal surgery requiring spleen removal and a temporary colostomy. Prior to his injury, he was completing a degree in architecture, and ran a small business on the weekends. He hopes to return to walking, and resume relations with his wife. He is concerned about his financial future and ability to return to work and school. His customized rehab goals would include: Bowel Continence Sexual Health Emotional Wellbeing Walking Employment 10 CAPTURING CAPACITY IN CANADIAN SCI REHABILITATION


Canadian SCI Rehabilitation Introduction
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