The management of individuals living with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) presents with distinct challenges that necessitate the practitioner to have an understanding of the interaction of the complex changes following SCI with the physiology of aging. Advances in emergent, acute medical and rehabilitation management have contributed to improved survival and life expectancy rates of persons with SCI. However, a person with SCI is not exempt from medical conditions that may plague their able-bodied counterparts. It is important to recognize that these conditions may have atypical manifestations in the SCI population.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Geriatric Rehabilitation|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Bedside to Curbside|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Professions(all)