What is Quadriplegia?
Quadriplegia is a paralysis affecting a person’s arms and legs.
How can it affect someone?
The primary cause of quadriplegia is a spinal cord injury in the neck region, but other conditions such as cerebral palsy and strokes can cause similar paralyses. The level of paralysis varies; major spinal cord injury may interfere with breathing as well as with moving the limbs. A patient with complete quadriplegia has no ability to move any part of the body below the neck; some people do not even have ability to move the neck.
Sometimes people with quadriplegia can move their arms, but have no control over their hand movements. They cannot grasp things or make other motions which would allow independence. New treatment options have been able to help some of these patients regain hand function. Quadriplegia also has other associated symptoms which may include:
- Loss of bladder and bowel control
- Pressure sores
- Blood clots
- Respiratory problems
- Autonomic dysreflexia
- Spastic muscles
- Related injuries
What does Revitalise offer?
Drawing on over fifty years’ experience, we offer holidays for people with over 150 different disabilities, including quadriplegia. Our centres are purpose-built and fully-accessible and every aspect of your holiday is tailored to your needs. The relaxed settings and newly-refurbished rooms provide the perfect place to get away from it all, but it is our friendly and expert staff and nurses that set our holidays apart: at Revitalise, you can rest assured that you will be in safe hands.
Our breaks go far beyond traditional respite, but amidst all the fun, we are committed to providing the best standards of care available. Our trained care staff are on hand at all times to support you, giving you the space to enjoy a real holiday.
If you have any queries about the care we provide, please call our friendly bookings team on 0303 303 0145 or send us an email. You are also welcome to see what we do for yourself before booking your break, so please get in touch if you would like to arrange a visit to one of our centres.