Our Approach to Spine Care
An injury to the spinal cord is always disruptive - drastically altering
a person’s life and daily routines. But that diagnosis
doesn’t have to affect individuality and purpose.
The team of specialists at Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation can help
empower patients to rebound from injury and
return to an active life.
The Jefferson Spinal Cord Injury Program is structured to move hand-in-hand with people following traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries. Our clinics help patients achieve independence and lead productive and rewarding lives.
To do this, every patient is treated on an individual basis. Spinal cord injuries can affect more than just bodily movements. They can impact breathing, bowel or bladder control and sexual function. We take the full clinical presentation into consideration — assessing a person’s life stage, occupation, personal relationships and living arrangements — before building a complete, individually designed treatment course that is continually monitored and adjusted.
Our Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Center is in Elkins Park, Pa. We offer specialized outpatient SCI rehab at Elkins Park and our offices in Philadelphia. most of our locations offer expert physical, occupational and speech therapy. Schedule a facility tour or request an appointment for a consultation:
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More About Our Program & SCI Rehab Center
Our spinal cord injury rehab program begins by introducing the use of technology, to allow common daily activities to become familiar once again. Both living space and work space are modified when they need to be made more accessible and stress-free. Family members are trained to provide assistance if needed. Vocational counseling can be incorporated to help patients return to work, to school or to pursue new occupations as soon as possible.
Each year, Jefferson treats over 800 people at our spinal cord injury rehab centers, ranging from those who were recently injured to those who have returned to the community and need continued care. We pride ourselves on being able to send more inpatients home to their families than the national average for spinal cord injury facilities, even though our patients typically face more complex recoveries. Over 80 percent of our patients give us the highest ratings for patient satisfaction. Our SCI rehab centers boast the largest collection of robotics in the U.S., along with a dedication to clinical excellence that has kept us ranked among the top 10 in the national by US News & World Report.
Within our services for patients with spinal cord injuries, Jefferson offers a Weekly Support Group and Peer Mentoring Program offered during both inpatient and outpatient programming. These additional services help individuals cope with the various forms of stress that can often result from living with a spinal cord injury.
We know that a patient’s commitment to living a full life will never fade, and for that reason, neither will the commitment of the specialists at Jefferson.
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One Patient's Story
In 2014, Adil Boutahli, a professional soccer goalkeeper, lost the use of his legs when he was shot during a convenience store robbery. Today he is a major player in wheelchair tennis. Read Adil's story.
Why Choose Us?
We Get You Home
On average, patients at Jefferson's spinal cord injury centers and facilities show more functional improvement and are discharged home more often than other area rehab providers both locally and nationally. (See full list of outcomes.)
Jefferson is repeatedly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the number one rehabilitation hospital in the Philadelphia region and among the top 10 in the country in its annual list of America's Best Hospitals.
From our renowned inpatient programs to our outpatient centers, Day Therapy Program, Community Re-Entry Program, School Re-Entry Program, Vocational Directions Program, we are with you every step of your way toward increased independence.
We have more accreditations from the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) than any other rehab provider on U.S.News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list. (See complete list) We have earned CARF accreditation for both our inpatient and outpatient spinal cord injury programs covering children, adolescents and adults.
Our physicians; speech pathologists; rehabilitation nurses; physical, occupational and recreational therapists; social workers and psychologists - all specializing in rehabilitation - work together to ensure coordination of care throughout treatment. We also believe that family plays an essential role, and invite cooperation at every phase of treatment.
Informed by Research
The renowned Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute conducts advanced research that translates to innovations in care.
From the G-EO System Evolution therapeutic exercise machine to the Lokomat treadmill therapy to the ReWalk robotic exoskeleton, Jefferson is leading the way with the treatments and therapies of the future.
A tree-lined main campus in suburban Elkins Park, Pa. with free parking and free valet parking services.