The Center for Spinal Cord Injury

Roper Rehabilitation Hospital, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Atrium Health's Carolinas Rehabilitation and the Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund (SCIRF) joined through a unique collaboration to create the Center for Spinal Cord Injury. The Center is an outpatient clinic that is part of a CARF accredited spinal cord injury continuum of care that serves patients living with spinal cord injury throughout the state of South Carolina, and has also treated patients from Georgia, North Carolina and the country of Panama.

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What we do

A one-stop site for care

Navigating the medical system with a spinal cord injury can be difficult. Often patients find a fragmented system that does not always have the experience or right equipment to care for their unique needs.

The Center for Spinal Cord Injury combines a variety of specialists in one convenient location, giving patients convenient and easy access to specialized outpatient spinal cord injury care and assessments by making only one appointment.

The Center for Spinal Cord Injury accepts patients with both traumatic and non-traumatic, complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries, as well as, neurological diagnosis including but not limited to multiple sclerosis, Guillain Barre syndrome, transverse myelitis, neuromyelitis optica and Parkinson’s disease.

Our team

  • Board certified SCI and TBI physiatrist, Dr. David J. Powell
  • Certified rehabilitation RN
  • Counselor
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist (DPT, NCS)
  • Wheelchair seating specialist (DPT, NCS, ATP certified)
  • Recreational therapist (CTRS)
  • Social worker/case manager
  • Peer mentors
  • Pharmacist
  • Wheelchair and catheter vendors

What we offer:

  • Physician and nursing assessments
  • PT/OT evaluation
  • Wheelchair seating clinic
  • Education sessions
  • Rehabilitation navigator
  • Case management
  • Recreational therapy
  • Counseling services
  • Driving program
  • Pharmacy
  • Wound Care
  • Peer support
  • SCI wellness program

Location and hours

The Center for Spinal Cord Injury is open two days each month with 10 to 12 outpatient appointments scheduled for each day. The Center is located at Roper Hospital in the 6th floor Rehabilitation Services Department at 316 Calhoun Street in Charleston, SC. Get directions.

For more information or if you are interested in making an appointment, please contact:

Jamie Hamric
Center for Spinal Cord Injury Coordinator
(843) 724-2837

If you are interested in supporting the Center for Spinal Cord Injury, please contact the Roper St. Francis Foundation.

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