Spinal Injury Treatment

Get the best support and care for a spinal cord injury from the experienced physical therapists of Spero Rehab in Katy and Austin. Request an appointment for physical therapy services at any of our convenient locations today.

Compassionate Rehabilitation for People With Spinal Cord Injuries


A spinal cord injury (SCI) is a life-changing event. Even a seemingly minor injury can cause lasting damage to the spinal cord and eventually lead to complications like pain, reduced mobility, and even paralysis. Seeking a diagnosis and spinal injury treatment from a qualified professional is critical to managing the impacts on daily life.

The physical therapists of Spero Rehab work with people with spinal cord injuries, providing personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique conditions and goals. Our non-surgical services center on the injured person and what they need to regain strength, flexibility, mobility, and a pain-free life.

Our team at Spero Rehab today using the online contact form to learn more about spinal injury treatment and request an appointment with one of our physical or occupational therapists.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

The term ‘spinal cord injury’ refers to traumatic and non-traumatic injuries that affect the spine and the nerves that pass through it. Depending on the location of the injury, the damage to the spinal cord can affect the muscles and nerves around and below it.

Spero Rehab physical therapists work with people with spinal cord injuries of all ages, supporting their recovery from:

  • Cervical spine injuries that affect the head and neck
  • Thoracic spinal cord injuries that affect the upper back, mid-chest, and abdomen
  • Lumbar spine fractures in the lower back that affect the hips and legs
  • Sacral spinal cord injuries that impact the spine just above the tailbone and affect the buttocks, hips, pelvis, and thighs

Working with a physical therapist after a spinal injury helps patients stay active and retrain their bodies to restore mobility and manage the long-term effects of their condition.

The Most Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury

Spero Rehab’s spinal cord injury treatment can help people with injuries due to:

  • Car and motorcycle accidents
  • Falls
  • Sports and recreation accidents, including biking, diving, and winter sports accidents
  • Diseases like arthritis, osteoporosis, and cancer
  • Falling objects
  • Acts of violence
  • Medical and surgical complications

Spinal Injury Treatment Options

While the ultimate goal of spinal injury treatment is to help patients move toward a complete recovery, the effectiveness of the treatment depends on the location and extent of the injury. Spero Rehab offers a variety of treatment options, including:

  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Aquatic therapy and the HydroWorx therapy pool
  • ADL retraining programs
  • Adaptive sports program training
  • Exercise programs
  • Functional electrical stimulation
  • Manual therapy
  • Dry needling

Spero Rehab physical therapists want to help patients move forward after an injury with comprehensive spinal injury treatment designed for their recovery goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not all spinal injuries cause paralysis; complete spinal cord injuries prevent the brain from sending signals below the affected area of the spine, resulting in paralysis. Meanwhile, incomplete injuries, which only partially compromise the brain’s ability to send signals below the injury site, are more common, and the effects can vary from a loss of sensation to paralysis.

Every patient and prognosis is different. Some people make a full recovery from their injuries in a few weeks or months, while others require years to show improvement. At Spero Rehab, we meet with clients at their initial evaluation and set goals for a 12 week time frame, then re-evaluate progress before setting goals for the next therapy plan of care. Each patient is different, but everyone is continuously working towards tangible recovery-related goals.

Physical therapy helps people with spinal cord injuries regain strength and mobility. It can also help them learn how to live with their injuries and adapt to new ways of moving and performing tasks.

Common Conditions We Treat

When combined with expert manual therapy, water therapy can promote healing and rehabilitation from any of the
following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Pre- and post-surgical
  • rehabilitation
  • Ligament sprains
  • Chronic pain
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Sports injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pre- and post-partum pain
  • Total joint replacements

“Dum Spiro Spero” –

“As long as there is breath, there is hope”