What is Paraplegia?

Paraplegia describes complete or incomplete paralysis affecting the legs and sometimes also the trunk of the body, but not the arms or neck. Paraplegia is a result of damage to the spinal column or an inherited condition such as Spina Bifida.

How can it affect someone?

Symptoms vary depending on the location of the damage in the spinal chord, as well as the severity of the damage. The main symptoms are loss of movement, sensation, and reflexes in the lower body. Other symptoms can include:

  • Loss of bladder and bowel control
  • Pressure sores
  • Thrombosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic nerve pain in the area of the injury

What does Revitalise offer?

Drawing on over fifty years’ experience, we offer holidays for people with over 150 different disabilities, including Paraplegia. 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 fill out the contact form below, 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.

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