Treatment, Rehabilitation and Therapy

New developments in emergency and long term medicinal and surgical treatments of spinal cord injuries mean that the chances of surviving such a serious injury are on the up every year.

The treatment, rehabilitation and therapy provided for spinal cord injury survivors aim to allow the injured person to have a good quality of life by maximising their independence and structuring their time to keep their levels of activity high to ensure progress.

Our expert panel of serious injury solicitors understand how important treatment, rehabilitation and therapy are in aiding learning and improvement. They also recognise the need for emotional support for an injured person and their family in order to ensure that the challenging recovery process is confronted with full effort and without the need for the family to sacrifice other aspects of life, such as education or employment. Our specialist solicitors’ experience of serious injury compensation claims is invaluable in order that they may obtain on your behalf the compensation that you and your loved ones need to begin the rebuilding process after your injuries, beginning with tailored treatment, rehabilitation and therapy.

Stages Of Treatment And Rehabilitation

Acute Stage

As soon as the nature of the injury is ascertained, this stage of treatment and rehabilitation can begin. It often involves providing breathing and eating help if necessary and realigning the spine if it is out of shape. This is usually done in the intensive care unit of a hospital.

As An In-patient

The in-patient stage of treatment and rehabilitation either takes place at hospital or an in-patient centre. It aims to improve functionality, strength and mobility by teaching an injured person exercises and new ways to carry out tasks in their new circumstances in order to maximise their independence.

As An Out-patient

Out-patients live at home but have rehabilitation sessions at home or at centres. These sessions are tailored to the needs of the injured person and the nature of them can change over time to become more effective and take into account any progress made by the injured person. The general aim of the out-patient stage is to further maximise their ability to live and operate independently.

Types Of Therapy


One type of psychotherapy, called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is extremely effective. It generally targets those with or at risk of depression as a result of their injuries. It aims to discover how an individual’s thought processes affect their actions and the way their actions affect their thought processes. By targeting thought processes and actions that reinforce them, negativity in their thinking can be reduced while positive thoughts are encouraged. This can help to reduce stress levels and allow a person to look ahead to the future by adopting a positive outlook.

Rational Emotive Therapy has become more used of late. This is a type of psychotherapy that tackles the irrational demands people place upon their life by having too much expectation about many aspects of it in order to negate the stress and anxiety that results from being disappointed by these unrealistic expectations.

Occupational Therapy

Tasks that were previously considered simple by the injured person, such as bathing, are likely to be difficult for many of those suffering from serious spinal cord injuries. This types of therapy aims to maximise a person’s independence by helping a person to adapt to their new level of capability in order to perform the tasks they need to on a daily basis.


Physical therapy is tailored to an individual depending on their existing strength post-injury and the nature of the effects of their injury with the aim to make key muscle groups stronger and increase their endurance abilities. This type of therapy can be very hard and frustrating for an injured person as it can be painful and fatiguing, especially early on in the process, so it is vital that family and friends get on board to encourage and even participate in the completion of physiotherapy in order to improve an injured person’s overall physical condition long term.

We can help you to maximise your compensation and to rebuild your life following a serious injury. You have three easy options: either call us on Freephone 0800 014 2652, fill in our START YOUR CLAIM NOW form, or request a call back using our Call Me Back form.

Once one of these steps has been taken by you, a member of our serious injury claims team will contract you to discuss the merits of your claim for FREE and WITHOUT OBLIGATION.