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Levels of Injury

Universal Preconceived Notions
C4 Injuries

Functional Movement

  • Head and neck control
  • Can shrug the shoulders

Respiratory Care

  • Typically not ventilator dependent
  • Many initially require ventilator support but are able to be weaned off
  • Quad cough assistance


  • Can operate a power wheelchair with head controls or sip and puff controls

Daily Living

  • Fully dependent on caregivers for everything
  • Technology can substitutes many functional losses

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