Resources and Care
This page offers many resources for care and living with paralysis. The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is not a patient care facility, but is a research facility that conducts studies aimed at improving treatments for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury (SCI). Some individuals who have SCI volunteer as participants in our ongoing clinical research studies. If you would like to know more about participating in clinical research studies at The Miami Project, please see Research Participation.
If you are looking for an individualized medical evaluation or rehabilitation therapy, we encourage you to use the following resources to locate care and services. The Miami Project, as a research center, does not provide comprehensive care, treatment, or rehabilitation evaluations.
SCI-Specialized Medical Care in Miami Resources
There are several clinical care programs at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center available for people with spinal cord injury. These programs are at the expense of the patient and are not Miami Project research programs. For assistance with coordinating a visit to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, please call the Physician’s Referral Department at (305) 243-5757 or (800) 432-0191. International patients may contact the International Health Center at (305) 243-9100, fax (305) 243-9101 or by email.
University of Miami Spine Institute
For appointments with physicians or further information call, (305) 243-6946, option 1 or option 9 for Spanish speaking patients.
University of Miami Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
For appointments with physicians or further information, call (305) 243-6605.
For information on Inpatient Services, call 305-585-7112.
University of Miami Department of Urology
For appointments with physicians or further information, call (305) 243-6090.
Miami VA Medical Center Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder Service
Care for veterans with SCI.For appointments with physicians or further information, call (305) 575-7000, ext 3518
While you are visiting Miami for care
There are several unique opportunities available for people with SCI visiting Miami for their medical care.
Group tours of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis are available on Tuesdays at 11am. Reservations are required and can be made by the person scheduling your medical appointment(s) or by calling 305-243-7108 directly.
The Shake-A-Leg Miami Community Water Sports Center is your gateway to Biscayne Bay. This fully accessible facility provides opportunities for sailing, kayaking, and powerboating for both individuals and groups looking to get some time on the water. Both formal instruction and relaxed recreational excursions are available depending on the needs of the client. Programs use accessible equipment to enable all people to enjoy the benefits of water sports recreation. Please call 305-858-5550 for more information.
Miami Physical Therapy Associates, Inc. is committed to helping you maximize your independence by working together with you to set individualized goals. They offer a variety of services including rehabilitation, gait training, seating evaluations, and driving evaluations.
Model SCI Care Systems Choosing a High-Quality Medical Rehabilitation Program (National Rehabilitation Hospital Field Guide)
14 model systems of care in the U.S. for individuals dealing with acute spinal cord injuries.
Rehabilitation Facilities Accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
Model SCI Care Systems
Choosing a High-Quality Medical Rehabilitation Program (National Rehabilitation Hospital Field Guide)