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Spinal cord injury — Hope through rehabilitation and research

Lane Flint
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 37, No 4 | a934 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v37i4.934 | © 2018 Lane Flint | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 October 2018 | Published: 31 December 1981

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Lane Flint, UNISA - University of South Africa, South Africa

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Abstract

The incidence of spinal cord injuries in industrial countries is increasing. Rehabilitation and vocational (re)training of these persons in wheelchairs is essential. This article describes a specific rehabilitation programme from the acute phase to the final goal, namely vocational integration. All members of the rehabilitation team are involved.


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