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Spinal Cord Injuries

Maine Resources

New England Rehabilitation Hospital | MaineHealth - Located at 335 Brighton Avenue in Portland, ME, this facility offers specialized programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and neuromuscular medicine, supported by a team of experienced healthcare professionals. New England Rehabilitation Hospital provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for patients recovering from conditions like spinal cord injuries, strokes, and orthopedic surgeries. For more information, please visit their website.

Rehab Without Walls - Located in Biddeford, Maine, Rehab Without Walls offers specialized rehabilitation programs for spinal cord injury patients, focusing on improving mobility, using adaptive equipment, and managing emotional challenges. Their approach combines personalized, functional goals with a multidisciplinary team to support recovery in real-life settings. Therapy can be conducted at home, in the community, outpatient clinics, or residential facilities.

National Resources - Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is dedicated to serving veterans with spinal cord injuries and diseases through advocacy, research, and support services. They provide assistance with VA benefits, accessible home and vehicle modifications, career programs, sports and recreation, and caregiver support, aiming to enhance the quality of life for veterans and their families.

Reeve Foundation | Living With Paralysis - The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, advocacy, and information resources. Their Living with Paralysis information page provides comprehensive resources for individuals with paralysis and their caregivers. Covering topics like: mental/physical health, cost of care, navigating insurance, rehabilitation, lifestyle, and parenting. It offers free resources, peer mentoring, and a Paralysis Resource Guide to support and improve the quality of life for those affected by paralysis.

United Spinal Association - This organization provides resources, advocacy, peer support, and information on accessible products and services. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for their members through support groups, educational programs, and emergency preparedness. Membership is free and includes access to a wide range of services as well as the New Mobility magazine. The organization also collaborates on initiatives to improve accessibility and independence for people with disabilities.

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