Physiotherapy Principal in Spinal Cord Injury


Book Type E-Book
Categories Medicine & Science
Language English
Pages 383
Published Date 15-JUNE-2023
Size B5

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a debilitating neurological condition with tremendous socioeconomic impact on affected individuals and the health care system. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are 12,500 new cases of SCI each year in North America. More than 90% of SCI cases are traumatic and caused by incidences such as traffic accidents, violence, sports, or falls. The Male-to-female ratio of 2:1 for SCI, which happens more frequently in adults compared to children. Demographically, men are mostly affected during their early and late adulthood (3rd and 8th decades of life) while women are at higher risk during their adolescence (15–19 years) and 7th decade of their lives i.e. age distribution is bimodal, with a first peak involving young adults and a second peak involving adults over the age of 60. Those over 60 years of age who suffer SCI have considerably worse outcomes than younger patients their injuries usually resulting from falls and age-related bony changes.


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Faisal Saadoon F Alenzy

I hold Masters in Physical Therapy specialized on neurological rehabilitation (2022). Currently working in Prince Sultan Medical Military City as In-charge of Medical and Srgical unit. I have publications in neurological and cardiac rehabilitation.

Bajran Aldossari

Presently working as Senior Physiotherapist Clinical Supervisor of Rehabilitation Unit of Prince Sultan military medical city, Riyadh, KSA along with 19 years of experiencce. He completed his Bechelor’s degree in 2002 and Master in Physiotheraphy onn rehabilitation sciences in 2012.

Abdulrahman Adel Alobaidi

I hold Bachelor Degree in Physical therapy from Shaqra University on 2016, I worked in al-Kharj military hospital as physical therapist up to 2022, currently working in Prince Sultan Medical military city.

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