Second Look Program
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's (RIC) Second Look Program offers people with all levels of spinal cord injury -- including those using ventilators -- a care management update that will help them achieve the best life possible. Second Look can help people who have sustained a spinal cord injury in the past to obtain the latest developments in rehabilitation thanks to the comprehensive medical and rehabilitation evaluation and care management update that RIC can provide in the program.
A comprehensive medical evaluation is an integral component of Second Look, and it generally includes assessment and recommendations for preventing and managing secondary medical conditions and complications associated with spinal cord injury.
RIC Second Look participants also receive updates in nursing care procedures, therapy techniques and advances in technology and community resources from the expert clinical and medical staff that have helped RIC earn the ranking of "Best Rehabilitation Hospital in America" by U.S. News and World Report every year since 1991.
Second Look is recommended every 18-24 months for all people with spinal cord injury.
Complete Range of Services
Depending on the patient's needs, services are provided in an inpatient, or day rehabilitation or outpatient setting.
Evaluations are conducted by professionals in the following clinical areas:
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Rehabilitation Nursing
- Social Work
- Speech-Language Pathology
Housing and travel coordination for patients and family members is available through the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Guest Services office. Please call 312-238-4118 for housing and travel information.
To schedule an appointment for the RIC Second Look Program, call 312-238-6100.