• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2017, Volume: 10, Issue: 32, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Physiotherapeutic Intervention in a Patient with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)


Objective: To rehabilitate the patient with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in their maximum motor function under the injury, by means of neuroplasticity, in order to reincorporate him/her to basic daily activities. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Case study based on review of clinical history, radiological studies, application of standardized scales used in the area of physiotherapy and an intervention program based on neuro-rehabilitation. Findings: After applying the methods of neuro-rehabilitation, the patient performs rolled ups independently, makes the transfers adopting the different postures, improves postural control, especially at the axial level, leading to a better balance. In the biped position, he/she maintains the weight discharge with support of the walker and begins the march. The wheelchair is replaced by the walker, being of great benefit to the patient after 3 years of evolution of the injury and to have abandoned his treatment. Application/ Improvements: After completing this case study, we conclude that the individualized treatment confirms the effectiveness of the implementation of a neuro-rehabilitation intervention program in the recovery of the motor level below the lesion, without spinal cord decompression posterior to the spinal cord injury, based on therapeutic activities of repetitive exercises with their own help from the physiotherapy, facilitating the neuromuscular rehabilitation.

Keywords: Neuroplasticity, Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)


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