- What will my life be like?
- Will I be able to take care of myself?
- Will I ever walk again?
- Will I be able to return to work or school? Have children? What about all the other activities I love to do?
These questions are just the tip of the iceberg. We’ll help you and your loved ones find answers to these and others you haven’t even thought of yet.
Each year we help more than 250 people with spinal cord injuries return to fulfilling lives. You may need to learn to do things differently than you did before your spine injury, but we’ll help you become as independent as possible with your self-care and return to activities that give your life meaning; whether work, school or play.
At Mary Free Bed, your spinal cord injury rehabilitation is tailored to your needs. You’ll have a team of specialists who understand the physical, emotional and practical challenges unique to people with spinal cord injuries. What’s more, they’ll take time to understand you as an individual. What are your concerns? What are your goals? What motivates you and gives your life meaning? It’s this comprehensive, holistic approach that enables you to heal and move beyond your injury.
We offer outpatient therapy and follow-up clinics for graduates of our Spinal Cord Injury Program, as well as for patients who have been referred to us by other care providers.
Please click here to learn about our services for children and teens who have experienced a spinal cord injury.
Why Mary Free Bed?
It’s your right to choose where you receive rehabilitation services. Why “Ask for Mary?”
• Our teams of experienced doctors, nurses and therapists specialize in treating people with spinal cord injuries. We’re the only rehabilitation facility in West Michigan with this level of specialization. We’re not simply a rehab unit; we’re specifically accredited as a Spinal Cord Injury System of Care by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF). This voluntary but rigorous accreditation process is based on specific and comprehensive standards ensuring the highest-quality rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries.
• Our track records of patient success and satisfaction speak for themselves.
• We offer comprehensive, specialty services resulting in a full continuum of care that is available at any point during your rehabilitation: inpatient, outpatient, home and community and life-long follow-up medical care.
How does our Spinal Cord Injury Program differ from other spine rehabilitation providers? We offer programs and services for a lifetime. Even when your inpatient and outpatient courses of rehabilitation are completed, we offer opportunities that will enhance your life – whether it’s participating in one of the many adaptive sports clinics or sports teams sponsored by our Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports Department, meeting your friends at the new, fully accessible Mary Free Bed YMCA* for a workout, wheelchair basketball, rugby or tennis match (*opening in the fall of 2015), attending one of our Spinal Cord Injury educational symposiums or participating or volunteering in peer support activities, we offer a host of opportunities for you to play, exercise and engage with your friends and family.