Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. 4. Community Reintegration After Spinal Cord Injury

William M. Scelza, Steven C. Kirshblum, Lisa Ann Wuermser, Chester H. Ho, Michael M. Priebe, Anthony E. Chiodo

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Scelza WM, Kirshblum SC, Wuermser LA, Ho CH, Priebe MM, Chiodo AE. Spinal cord injury medicine. 4. Community reintegration after spinal cord injury. This self-directed learning module highlights community reintegration after spinal cord injury (SCI). It is part of the study guide on spinal cord injury medicine in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This article specifically focuses on physical, social, psychologic, and environmental barriers that affect people with SCI and on how these issues affect relations with others. Recreational and exercise options are also discussed. Overall Article Objective: To summarize the barriers and opportunities of community reintegration for people with spinal cord injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S71-S75
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Issue number3 SUPPL.1
StatePublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Exercise
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Recreation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spinal cord injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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