About the Program
Why the Program Matters
1 in 50 people live with paralysis in the United States. In Indiana alone, 12% are living with a physical disability. Traumatic injuries often alter the course of a life, and there is no preparation. The injured and their families find themselves in an ICU confronted with a reality that they never dreamed could happen. As they move to a rehabilitation hospital, begin physical therapy, and eventually are discharged, the shock wears off, but the need for help continues as recovery evolves and new complications arise.
Recovery from traumatic injury is a process that requires months or years of patient determination and clinician care. Unfortunately, prolonged physical therapy is not offered in Indiana. Following discharge from initial rehabilitation, most patients are given outpatient therapy options. However, due to the extremely high cost at most facilities ($300+ per hour), out of pocket payment is unrealistic, and insurance limits visits to a small number annually. For anyone recovering from neurologic injury, this is grossly insufficient.
NeuroHope strives to make long-term access to cutting-edge rehabilitation in Indiana a reality.
How the Program Works
NeuroHope staffs physical therapists that specialize in neurologic recovery. They are devoted to bettering the lives of individuals living with spinal cord injury, brain injury or stroke. NeuroHope works in collaboration with the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy and the Sutphin Center for Clinical Care.
Many of NeuroHope’s activity-based therapy services are unique to Indiana and are leading to significant advances in the understanding of how the brain and spinal cord are wired and their capacity to rewire after injury and disease. NeuroHope’s continued fundraising efforts aim to bring cutting-edge services to Indianapolis that are currently unavailable anywhere in the state. Click below to learn more about NeuroHope’s mission and innovative approach to helping Hoosiers with traumatic injuries lead active and healthy lives.