Specialized Treatments

We offer the following services, consultations and personalized treatments adapted to the characteristics of people with spinal cord injury. Request an appointment now!

Home-based Rehabilitation

For those who can not attend the Rehabilitation Centre of the FLM in order to do the treatments of the Rehabilitation area (Phisiotherapy and Occupational Therapy), we offer the opportunity to start, resume or transfer their treatments to their own homes.

This Rehabilitation modality will mainly work:

  • Trunk Balance and Postural Control

  • Gait Training

  • Contractures, Tendonitis and Overuse injuries (techniques of myofascial release, neuromuscular stretches, massage therapy, trigger points, Cyriax™, neuromuscular and sports bandages among other techniques)

  • Strengthening and muscle maintenance exercises

  • Functional and daily living activities training

  • Manufacturing and counseling of splints and support products

  • Advice and assessment in positioning systems

The Home-based Rehabilitation will be offered to the following specific cases:

  • Pressure ulcers or other medical causes that require absolute rest at home
  • Architectural barriers which make impossible the access to the house 
  • Other situations of social nature previously valued by the FLM, and after the exclusion of other possibilities

For further information on this service, please contact with the Social Work Department of the FLM.

 

Specialised Consultation for Pressure Ulcers

One of the most common secondary complications of spinal cord injury are the pressure ulcers. Therefore, the FLM offers a new specialized consultation in these cases, with specialized staff and the most innovative techniques for the treatment of these secondary injuries. 

Among the treatments, the shock waves allow an acceleration in healing and closing ulcers; in addition, our staff is specialized in making drainage, sanitation and local cures for Pressure Ulcers.

To access this service is needed a specialised medical assessment by the FLM staff, for subsequent derivation to the Nursing Department, with shock waves treatment prescription, specialized local cures or both; depending of each specific case.

For further information on this service, please contact with the Social Work Department of the FLM.

 

Sexuality & Reproduction Unit

One of the aspects most affected in people with spinal cord injury is the intimate life, sexuality and fertility.

From the FLM we want to help you to recover all areas of your private life; for this purpose we offer you our Sexuality and Fertility Unit that can provide the following treatments:   

For men with spinal cord injury:

  • Sexual desire and its possible interaction with the different medications you use.
  • Advice about the new model of sexual function (different ways to face it) and description of various non-genital erogenous zones.
  • Evaluation of erectile capacity after spinal cord injury depending on the type and level of injury.
  • Ejaculatory capacity assessment and advice on the different methods to achieve ejaculation.
  • Qualitative analysis of semen obtained.
  • Advice about the possibilities of fertility, the fertilization methods most appropriate depending on the type of spinal cord injury, the method of production and seminal characteristics.
  • Different treatments to regain erectile function if it is your desire: oral drugs (Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Spedra...) or injected drugs (Caverject).

For women with spinal cord injury:

  • Sexual desire and its possible interaction with the different medications you use.
  • Knowledge of non-genital erogenous zones.
  • Different contraceptive methods.
  • Possibilities of fertility and studies of drugs that may be contraindicated in pregnancy.
  • Advice on pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.

Techniques, methodologies and equipment:

  • Methods of seminal collection
    • Facilitators drugs: Midodrina, Fisostigmina
    • Penis vibration systems: FertiCare, others…
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of semen
    • Count, vitality and sperm motility
  • Seminogram evaluation
    • Microscope with phase contrast
    • Neubauer camera
  • Systems for intravaginal seminal deposits
    • Specula, catheters and syringes (disposable material)

Would you like to make an appointment? Contact with us through the form or call us to ask for an appointment!