Life After Spinal Cord Injury Visits UMPC & Healthsouth Rehab Support Groups in Pennsylvania

Looking for a fantastic peer support program? Join Life After SCI on Facebook - just click the Facebook link at the top right on this page.

Looking for a fantastic peer support program? Join Life After SCI on Facebook - just click the Facebook link at the top right on this page.

LASCI hit the road last week, travelling all the way up to Pennsylvania to visit with peer support groups at UMPC Rehabilitation Centers and HealthSouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.  LASCI founder, Bert Burns, met with patients, clinicians and family members to talk with them about questions and experiences in adjusting to life after SCI.

Bert Burns speaks with patients and family members at UMPC Pittsburgh.

Bert Burns speaks with patients and family members at UMPC Pittsburgh.

Since 1986, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services (CRS) has provided one of the largest networks of community-based, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation services in western Pennsylvania — backed by more than 500 seasoned rehabilitation professionals at 50 locations throughout the area.  We were thrilled to spend the day with them in Pittsburgh!

LASCI was thrilled to meet new friends at Healthsouth Harmarville Rehab Hospital!

LASCI was thrilled to meet new friends at Healthsouth Harmarville Rehab Hospital!

Healthsouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital knows that spinal cord rehabilitation is an intricate and complicated process that requires a team of experts to enhance a patient’s abilities on physical, cognitive and emotional levels. Based on a patient’s limitations, their interdisciplinary team establishes an individualized treatment plan. Each plan of care incorporates specific methods that encourage the patient to develop pragmatic problem-solving approaches appropriate for his or her rehabilitation and continuing care.

The LASCI roadshow for 2011 is wrapping up soon as we approach the holiday season.  But we’ll be back on the road early in 2012, with plans to come to a town near you!  If you’d like to invite us to speak at your hospital, rehab clinic or peer support program, please contact us at 1-800-841-1233 or visit www.uromed.com for details.

About Life After Spinal Cord Injury
Bert Burns became quadriplegic as a result of an automobile accident during his youth. His desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities led him to create a free motivational program for peer support and rehabilitation groups called Life After Spinal Cord Injury. In 2010, the free, nonprofit program helped more than 600 medical professionals, patients, former patients, and family members with information, advice, and encouragement. LASCI expects to more than double that number in 2011.  LASCI is sponsored by UroMed, [http://www.uromed.com] one of the largest urological supply companies in the country.  

Join more than 4500 friends in our Facebook support community at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Life-After-Spinal-Cord-Injury-SCI/182649975095273   

 

About UroMed Catheters
Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation’s leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer’s initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

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