Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Program
Sheltering Arms Institute (SAI)
Who We Are
Sheltering Arms Institute is a state-of-the-science, 114-bed, rehabilitation hospital that blends advanced technology, research, and evidence-based clinical care to create superior outcomes for patients.
- 212,063 total square feet,
- All private patient rooms,
- Traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex care, stroke, and general rehabilitation units,
- 9,251 sq. ft. main therapy gym and three satellite gyms,
- Research, conference, and outdoor space,
- Physician, psychology, and nursing services,
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy,
- Therapeutic recreation,
- Cutting-edge patient care technology and rehabilitation equipment,
- Chapel and dining room,
- Designated visitor areas.
Sheltering Arms Institute offers a wide variety of rehabilitation services to help patients live a full, productive life following a spinal cord injury. The team of physical, occupational and speech therapists will collaborate to create a customized recovery program to help patients regain muscle strength and flexibility and participate in activities of daily living such as grooming, bathing, dressing and using the bathroom. Speech-language pathologists will evaluate patients' abilities to express themselves and understand others. Speech-language pathology can also address any swallowing issues (dysphagia) that may have resulted from the injury.
Medical psychology often plays an essential role in the rehabilitation and recovery process following a spinal cord injury and can help with behavior and emotional adjustment. In the hospital setting, physicians, nurses and case managers oversee the rehabilitation process ensuring medical stability and coordinated care and suggest recommendations for the next steps following inpatient rehabilitation.