Physical Therapy for spinal injuries
Physiotherapy assessment and treatment should be carried out as soon as possible after injury. During the early acute stage, care of the chest and paralysed limbs is of prime importance. Chest complications may occur as a result of the accident—for example, from inhaling water during diving incidents, from local complications such as fractured ribs, or from respiratory insufficiency caused by the level of the injury. Pre-existing lung disease may further complicate respiration.