May I Return to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) after Inpatient Rehabilitation?


Absolutely, you may return to UIHC. More than likely, our surgeons will want to see you several weeks after discharge to make sure your spine is healing. Our nurses and doctors will make sure that those appointments have been scheduled well in advance. After you complete inpatient rehabilitation, we also have rehabilitation physicians who are specially trained in spinal cord injury medicine to help provide ongoing care. We have several specially trained physical therapists and occupational therapists who may be able to help you with developing an outpatient rehabilitation program. Several faculty at UIHC also have ongoing research studies on spinal cord injury rehabilitation and recovery.


Publication of this educational booklet is made possible in part by the generous support of the following sponsors:

  • Metronic
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  • DePuy Spine
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