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Canadian SCI Rehabilitation Introduction

Montréal | Site Profiles Programme lésions médullaires, Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal (IRGLM) Since 1996, the IRGLM, in partnership with the Hôpital du Sacré Coeur de Montréal and the Centre de réadaptation Lucie Bruneau, has been designated by the Québec Ministry of Health as the expert centre for people with SCI in the western part of the province. The program comprises a 24-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit, an outpatient clinic and an interdisciplinary outpatient follow-up team. Members of the SCI program include three physiatrists, three general practitioners, 12 registered nurses, a clinical nurse specialist, eight PTs, six OTs, three social workers, two psychologists, as well as a speech therapist, nutritionist, recreational therapist and sexologist. Consultation is also available for psychiatry, neuropsychology, specialized education, urology, orthotics, wheelchair positioning and pastoral care. In order to facilitate social participation within the community, the IRGLM SCI program has developed strong partnerships with the different regional rehabilitation centres, and with the peer association Moelle épinière et motricité Québec. Interdisciplinary work is the foundation of the program as it guides and enhances all client-centred interventions. This is an important IRGLM strength and has become a driving force in the development of new expertise. IRGLM has developed an innovative client-centered education program, leading the province by offering quality care to individuals with ventilator-assisted tetraplegia, and enabling tendon-transfer surgery, in partnership with the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal. The IRGLM is also a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montréal, whose mandate is to support various research projects. The program is also privileged to be affiliated with a team of researchers, led by Dany Gagnon, whose wide field of interests allows the advancement of best practices. MONTRÉAL | SITE PROFILES 31


Canadian SCI Rehabilitation Introduction
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