Spinal Cord Medicine Program

The Spinal Cord Medicine Program at Frazier Rehab Institute provides innovative, world-class treatment to those affected with spinal cord impairments resulting from trauma, disease or congenital abnormalities. Within the same facility in downtown Louisville, Frazier Rehab Institute houses the following programs available to individuals with spinal cord injury:

  • Inpatient Program (Acute Rehab)
  • Outpatient Spinal Cord Medicine Program
  • Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC)
  • Neuroscience Collaborative Center and Research Opportunities
  • Community Fitness & Wellness Program

Frazier’s Spinal Cord Medicine Program is one of the nation’s leading acute rehabilitation programs providing comprehensive treatment utilizing state-of-the-art technologies designed to maximize functional recovery. Our multi-disciplinary, patient-centered approach to care provides individualized treatment and support to patients beginning in the acute hospital setting and continuing throughout the lifespan.

Diagnoses treated in our Spinal Cord Medicine Program include, but are not limited to:

  • Traumatic & Non-Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spina Bifida
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Guillain-Barre
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Polio/ Post Polio Syndrome

The Spinal Cord Medicine Program served more than 200 patients with spinal cord injury in 2018.

Average Number of Outpatient Visits in 2018:

  • Physical Therapy                     47  
  • Occupational Therapy             38

Spinal Cord Medicine Program Features and Partnerships:

  • Specialty Spinal Cord Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities (CARF)
  • Spinal Cord Medicine Board Certified Physicians
  • Innovative spinal cord medicine inpatient and outpatient therapy services, including:
    • Activity-Based Therapy
      • Locomotor Training (LT)
      • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
    • Aquatic Therapy
    • Adaptive Sports
  • Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's NeuroRecovery Network (NRN)
  • Pediatric & Adult NeuroRecovery Programs
  • Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC)
  • Michael Brent Resource Center, supported by Friends For Michael, Inc.


For more information, call 502.582.7415. Physicians can fax a referral to 502.582.7488.