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Spinal Injury Rehabilitation

Spinal cord injuries are challenging and life-changing, and can result in significant physical, emotional, and social changes. Rehabilitation after a spinal cord injury is a critical step towards helping people regain as much function as possible, improve their quality of life, and increase their independence. 

Through an interdisciplinary approach, spinal cord injury rehabilitation focuses on physical therapies, skill development, and emotional support to address the comprehensive needs of the patient.

This rehabilitation process is tailored to each individual’s specific injury, goals, and life circumstances, aiming to empower them to lead a productive and fulfilling life post-injury.

Following spinal cord injury treatment in hospital, some individuals may require only outpatient rehabilitation or vocational rehabilitation to support a return to work. For many, the next step is longer-term spinal cord injury rehabilitation in a community-based, home-from-home environment, focusing on functional independence, an area in which Hamberley Neurocare excels.

Understanding spinal injury

Every year in England, 2,500 people experience life-changing spinal cord injuries. A spinal cord injury can result from a traumatic injury that dislocates or damages the vertebrae.

Spinal injuries can be classified as either complete or incomplete spinal cord injuries and can lead to damage to nerve fibres and to the peripheral nerves.

  • An incomplete spinal cord injury involves partial damage, allowing some functional ability to remain below the injury level.
  • Complete injuries result from significant damage causing a total loss of the spinal cord's ability to relay messages to or from the brain below the injury's neurological level. A complete injury usually results in complete loss of sensory and motor function, leading to paralysis, such as complete paraplegia or quadriplegia.

Spinal cord injury rehabilitation in Hampshire and Surrey

Hamberley Neurocare offers specialised residential spinal rehabilitation services in Hampshire and Surrey, with facilities in Camberley and Southampton.

Following the acute care and initial treatment, and often a stay in an intensive spinal injuries unit, people with spinal injuries undergo intensive rehab in a specialist spinal injury facility, such as the National Spinal Injuries Centre in Stoke Mandeville and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore.  

It is after this point in the recovery journey that residential inpatient spinal injury rehabilitation at Hamberley Neurocare allows people to reach their goals. 

At Hamberley Neurocare's specialist services in Hampshire, patients can access occupational therapy, physiotherapy, including gait training and balance excesses, neuropsychological support and an individual rehabilitation program overseen by a Consultant in Neuro Rehabilitation.

Our specialist rehabilitation nurses are experienced in supporting people with spinal cord injuries, and managing the secondary complications and complex needs associated in spinal cord injury care, including:

  • Bladder and bowel management, including urinary tract infections
  • Respiratory function management
  • Prevention of pressure ulcers
  • Sexual functions
  • Spasticity management
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia, which affects blood pressure and heart rate

The importance of a community-based approach

Residential spinal cord injury rehabilitation not only focuses on physical recovery, but also on empowering individuals to live independently within their community. At Hamberley Neurocare, our dedicated team works closely with each resident to create a personalised care plan that addresses their physical, emotional and social needs. This approach allows for a holistic recovery process, where individuals with spinal cord injuries are supported in all aspects of their lives.

Our services are designed to promote community socialisation and participation. Residents have access to beautiful interior designed lounges where they can interact and socialise with others, as well as participate in  activities and events.

Hamberley Neurocare services work closely with local spinal injury services in the NHS, private sector and third sector, including case managers and charities.

Our specialist team is always on hand to offer emotional support to family members of the individuals in our care. 

Questions about residential spinal injury rehabilitation

To arrange a meeting to discuss our neurorehabilitation and care pathways and visit your chosen Hamberley Neurocare service, contact our Business Development Manager, Alastair White, by completing an enquiry form, calling us or contacting a service directly. You can also pop in to our services to pick up a brochure and arrange a meeting at your convenience.

When we receive your initial enquiry via email or phone, we will be in touch within 24 hours to progress your enquiry.

We accept referrals from case managers, legal teams, medical professionals, NHS care commissioners, deputies and from individuals and families.  
We support families and professionals looking for expert neurocare and rehabilitation. 

When you contact us, we ask you to provide your name and address, your phone number or email address, along with relevant information about yourself or the person you are finding care for.

This will allow our Business Development Manager to learn more about you in advance of sending you our Referral Form or contacting you directly to learn more.

What sets us apart is our commitment to providing personalised, consultant-led care within a supportive, innovative, and collaborative environment. Our core values of dignity, empowerment, commitment, collaboration, creativity, and innovation are at the heart of everything we do. This ethos, combined with our state-of-the-art facilities and a multidisciplinary team of experts, ensures that we not only meet but exceed the expectations for quality neurocare and rehabilitation.

Hamberley Neurocare specialises in a wide range of neurological conditions, including brain and spinal injuries, stroke, early-onset dementia, progressive neurological conditions like Motor Neurone Disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), Huntington's disease, and other complex neurological disorders. Our bespoke care plans are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual we support.

Our rehabilitation programs are designed around the individual needs and preferences of each person we support. Through a multidisciplinary approach involving neuro physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and specialist nurses, we develop comprehensive care and therapy programs that aim to enhance quality of life, promote independence, and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Our centres are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities designed to support the comprehensive rehabilitation and care needs of our residents. This includes large physiotherapy gyms, wide corridors for easy accessibility, stylish lounges and dining rooms for socialisation, ensuite bedrooms for privacy and comfort, and self-contained independent living apartments. Additionally, our centres feature assistive technology and WiFi throughout.

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