HERE ARE A FEW SOBERING FACTS ABOUT THE INCIDENCE OF SPINAL CORD INJURIES IN AUSTRALIA
Every year 300 Australians sustain an injury where their spinal cord is damaged. It can happen to anyone. The injury interrupts nerve signals between the brain and body. The physical impact is permanent, life changing and can involve pain and paralysis.
The journey of a person with a SCI is usually traumatic and incredibly distressing – months in hospital, followed by intensive rehab and a return home brings many physical and emotional stresses and strains, to both the individual and their family.
Sargood on Collaroy is essentially a place of learning for people impacted by a spinal cord injury to gain the confidence and skills to return to a full and rewarding life. The expert clinical team, consisting of Occupational Therapists, Vocational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, and Recreational Therapists work together with guests using specialized equipment, techniques and strategies to maximize their ability for independent living, participate in recreation and leisure activities and return to work or study.