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Paraplegic Rehabilitation in South Africa

Quinette Louw, PhD, MASP
Stephanie Lochner, BSc


This case is appropriate for physical therapists, occupational therapists, orthotists, social workers, respiratory therapists, and those in similar areas.


  • To demonstrate interdisciplinary teamwork in the rehabilitation of a paraplegic.
  • To outline the procedure followed in the diagnosis of a spinal cord injury.
  • To discuss the detailed management of a paraplegic in a major spinal cord injury hospital in South Africa.

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