Comprehensive Care After a Spinal Cord Injury

For more than 60 years, Casa Colina has been a leader in care for those recovering from spinal cord injury (SCI), offering one of the most comprehensive SCI treatment programs in the country.

Our care continuum spans the entire treatment and recovery process, including acute hospital rehabilitation, short-term residential rehabilitation and day treatment, home and community services, outpatient care, education and support groups, and more. Patients are admitted to the area of care most appropriate to their level of injury, and all services are customized to accommodate their unique needs.

Overseen by a physician certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and supported by the Casa Colina Research Institute, our experienced clinicians and residents-in-training combine state-of-the-art methods with proven clinical pathways to help those recovering from SCI face the challenges of their injury, increase function, and improve their quality of life.

The optimal choice for inpatient rehabilitation

Treatment for individuals with SCI often begins in our hospital’s Joint Commission-accredited, 68-bed Acute Rehabilitation Wing. Here, patients receive at least three hours of intensive therapy a minimum of five days per week from our seasoned therapists, many of whom hold Neurologic Clinical Specialist certifications. Our clinical teams hold weekly meetings to track progress and plan the next steps of each patient’s rehabilitation.

Inpatient facilities include:

• Activities of daily living treatment area
Assistive technology center
Hyperbaric medicine chambers
• Indoor and outdoor rehabilitation gyms
Laboratory and diagnostic imaging services
• Speech-language pathology suites
• Adjoining Medical-Surgical Wing with three surgical suites, six ICU beds, and 25 acute-care beds

A multidisciplinary team

A board-certified physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation directs our teams of spinal cord injury specialists, which may include:

• Audiologists
• Case managers
• Internal medicine doctors
• Neuropsychologists
• Occupational therapists
• Physical therapists
• Recreational therapists
• Registered nurses
• Respiratory therapists
• Social workers
• Speech-language pathologists
• Other specialists as needed

Transitional living to prepare for home

The Casa Colina Transitional Living Center (TLC) is a 46-bed, CARF-accredited, treatment facility located on our Pomona campus. Residents benefit from up to six hours of individual and group therapy, six days a week, all overseen by a doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

At the TLC, our team of rehabilitation professionals includes board-certified physiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, neuropsychologists, recreational therapists, nursing staff, case managers, and other specialists as needed. TLC clients have access to a range of services, including short-term residential rehabilitation, day treatment, and home and community care.

Our clients participate in frequent outings that provide opportunities to practice skills in real-world settings and facilitate their transition back into the community. Our goal is to help clients better perform functional tasks and gain the confidence to tackle challenges that they will later face at home, in the community, or at work.

Outpatient services

Most patients with spinal cord injury are able to return home but may still benefit from rehabilitation care. Casa Colina offers these individuals of a range of Outpatient Services, including:

Adaptive driving
Aquatic therapy
Assistive and rehabilitation technology
Athletics and sports rehabilitation
Certified hand therapy
Diagnostic imaging and laboratory
• Gait lab
Lymphedema program
Neuro-optometry and low vision therapy
Outdoor Adventures adaptive recreation program
• Nearly 30 physician specialty clinics
Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
Wheelchair and seating evaluation

The technology to help meet the challenges

Casa Colina provides a range of assistive and rehabilitation technology to help our patients with spinal cord injury overcome physical challenges, foster independence, and regain function. Our experienced therapists work with patients to try different devices and determine which ones best support their rehabilitation goals.

Care that keeps family in mind

We offer peer support and education groups for patients with spinal cord injuries and their families. Casa Colina also provides on-site housing, on a first come, first served basis, for families who have traveled from a distance to be near their loved one during the rehabilitation process.

To help your loved one regain independence and enjoy life again

If your client or loved one needs rehabilitative care after a spinal cord injury, Casa Colina is ready to help. Please call 909/596-7733, ext. 3900.