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Canadian SCI Rehabilitation Introduction

Vancouver | Site Profiles Spinal Cord Injury Program, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health This site comprises a 22-bed dedicated inpatient program located at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, and an outpatient program at both GF Strong and the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre. It offers interdisciplinary assessment clinics, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, SCI education classes, a therapy pool and an adapted fitness centre. The SCI program team includes members from physiatry, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, recreational therapy, peer mentoring and social work. Consultation is also available for assistive technology, driver training, drug and alcohol counselling, nutrition, orthotics, psychiatry, psychology, seating services, sexual health, spasticity and intrathecal baclofen, speech and language therapy, and vocational rehab. The outpatient SCI clinic, which includes clinics for physiatry, interdisciplinary rehabilitation, spine surgery, urology and sexual health is located within the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, which also houses the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries research centre. In addition, the SCI program has a strong partnership with Spinal Cord Injury BC (formerly the BC Paraplegic Association), which has an office at GF Strong, where all patients are introduced to the resources available, including its peer support program. The program prides itself on its newly revitalized patient education program. VANCOUVER | SITE PROFILES 21


Canadian SCI Rehabilitation Introduction
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