Magee is one of 14 model centers for SCI in the country.

Magee Rehabilitation offers one of the nation's leading rehabilitation programs for people with spinal cord injuries (SCI). With more than 4,000 SCI patients in its follow-up system, Magee has the clinical experience and the unique peer resources that no other Greater Philadelphia rehabilitation program can offer.

Since 1978, Magee has partnered with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital to form The Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley. This federally designated model system of care is one of only 14 in the country to provide coordinated lifetime care for people with SCI and their families. Magee's SCI program is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Magee's SCI services include an expert clinical inpatient program; state-of-the-art assistive and therapeutic technology; unique outpatient therapy programs; and community reintegration services. Lifetime follow-up care is coordinated through Magee to address the unique health and community reintegration concerns of people with SCI.

Magee's SCI inpatients can begin taking part in restorative programs immediately following their admission and initial evaluations. Therapies are offered seven days per week, and physician and nursing services are available 24 hours a day. Patients will be at Magee for varying periods of time, based on their goals and progress. Each member of the treatment team works with the patient and caregivers for a return to home that is both as safe and speedy as possible. Most inpatient stays are complemented by continuing care services at home or in outpatient settings.

The benefits of rehabilitation do not stop after a patient has successfully demonstrated improved function and has returned home. People with SCI are likely to have some form of long-term disability and unique healthcare needs through the remainder of their lives. All resources and services of Magee Rehabilitation are available through the Lifetime Follow-Up System of Care.

Magee's Lifetime Follow-Up System of Care provides patients and families with continued access to a rehabilitation physician and a team of expert rehabilitation professionals. This team provides a variety of services to help patients maintain or regain their level of physical function and good health. Case management is offered to coordinate each patient's lifetime SCI care needs. Magee treats patients who are at least 14 years old, and has a specialized adolescent coordinator that works with young people. Within the last year, Magee has treated 10 spinal cord inpatients and 4 outpatients under the age of 18.

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Spinal Cord Injury Patient - Family Teaching Manual

The SCI patient/family teaching manual amounts to over 500 pages of information. It is divided it into multiple PDF files, for ease of handling and reading.   Chapters may be opened or download.  English and Spanish versions are available

Click here to view the SCI Patient-Family Teaching Manual.

Spinal Cord Injury

Programs & Resources

Health and Wellness Center

Programs are geared toward promoting healthy and active lifestyles.

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Day Rehabilitation

The Day Rehab program is a comprehensive, flexible program which  meets the individual rehabilitation needs of the patient while allowing them to  transition to their home each evening.

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Functional Electrical Stimulation

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), also known as Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NES), is a therapy utilizing advanced computer technology to deliver electrical stimulation to paralyzed or weak muscles.

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Lifetime Follow-up Care

This System of Care provides patients and families with continued access to a rehabilitation physician and a team of expert rehabilitation professionals who provide a variety of services to help patients maintain or regain their level of physical function and good health.

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Locomotor Training-NeuroRecovery Network

The Locomotor Training Clinic at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital offers a comprehensive therapy program for ambulation training.

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Rehab Physician Evaluation

Magee Physiatrists are available to discuss and design a rehabilitation program that best meets the individual lifestyle and goals of each person served.

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Peer Mentors

The Peer Mentor Program at Magee Rehabilitation aims to provide support to patients and families.

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Upper Limb Clinic

Has a spinal cord injury, brain injury or stroke left you with the inability to utilize your hands or arms?

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Wheelchair Clinic

The wheelchair, seating and equipment clinic at Magee Rehabilitation offers clients with disabilities multiple seating and mobility services.

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Gaining Ground

Gaining Ground is a specialized and individualized exercise program which focuses on increasing function.

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Technology @ Magee

Magee provides state-of-the-art therapeutic technology that can be used as an inpatient, outpatient and at home.

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