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Cleveland FES Center Focuses on the application of electrical currents to either generate or suppress activity in the nervous system. This technique is known as functional electrical stimulation (FES). FES can produce and control the movement of otherwise paralyzed limbs for standing and hand grasp, activate visceral bodily functions such as bladder control or respiration, create perceptions such as skin sensibility, arrest undesired activity such as pain or spasm, and facilitate natural recovery and accelerate motor relearning.  Website provides resources to find out more about this therapy. 
Craig Hospital Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado has earned the recognition as one of the top rehabilitation centers in the world because of the successes of our "graduates". Craig is exclusively dedicated to the specialty rehabilitation and research for patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. We have treated more than 26,500 patients since 1956 - more spinal cord injury patients than any other single facility in the world. Our spinal cord injury rehabilitation and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation programs are designated by the U.S. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) as Model Systems Centers. Craig Hospital is funded by NIDRR to be the National Data and Statistical Center (NDSC) for the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems 2006-2011. 
Neurotech Network Neurotech Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to improve the education of and the advocacy to access neurotechnology for persons with impairments. Learn about how these new alterative therapies and cutting edge medical treatments impact the lives of people with neurological and psychiatric illnesses, diseases and disabilities. 
North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Hippotherapy is therapeutic horse (“hippo” is Latin for horse) riding program. Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) encourages personal explorations of feelings and behaviors to help promote human growth and development. Equine facilitated psychotherapy (EFP) is experiential psychotherapy that involves equines. It may include, but is not limited to, such mutually respectful equine activities as handling, grooming, longeing, riding, driving, and vaulting. EFP is facilitated by a licensed, credentialed mental health professional working with an appropriately credentialed equine professional.
Push to Walk Their objective is to help people with spinal cord injuries to maintain and improve their physical health and well-being and reduce secondary complications with the ultimate goal of walking again. 
Quantum Leap Farm Quantum Leap Farm is a Nonprofit Therapeutic & Recreational Horseback Riding Program Serving Veterans, Civilian Adults, and Kids with Mental & Physical Disabilities.
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago RIC offers different levels of care, including inpatient, day rehabilitation and outpatient services, according to the special needs of each patient. At all levels of treatment, specialists from many disciplines are brought together to help patients progress. 
SCI Model Systems To be designated a Model System, a facility must provide emergency medical services, acute care, rehabilitative care, psychosocial adjustment, long term follow-up/community integration, a primary injury prevention program, collaborative and site-specific research, and the facility must also collect, manage and analyze patient data collected during the acute hospitalization phase and on a regular basis after discharge.  There are 14 around the United States. 
Spinal Cord Injury and Disease Resources Provides links to rehabilitation sites. 

Last Updated: August 1, 2013