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woman talking to male loved one in wheel chairIt takes more than technology to regain confidence and independence. It takes the right people — compassionate people — who have the skills and community connections to help patients continue with therapy and exercise, maintain a positive attitude and do everyday things.

The WakeMed Spinal Cord Injury Program team includes professionals with special skills to support patients at all stages of the care continuum. Team members include:

  • Physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians)
  • Physician assistants and nurse practitioners
  • Rehabilitation nurses and aides
  • Admissions nurses
  • Physical therapists and aides
  • Occupational therapists and aides
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Recreation therapists
  • Clinical case managers
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Dietitians
  • Respiratory therapists