While Shepherd Center encourages people with spinal cord injury (SCI) to pursue an active lifestyle, including participation in sports and leisure activities, clinicians advise patients to remember to consider safety issues while having fun. Follow these tips and stay well:
Find more health and wellness information at our online educational website, MyShepherdConnection.org. Information is available by diagnosis, including spinal cord injury, brain injury, disorders of consciousness, stroke and multiple sclerosis.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Ga., is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury or brain injury. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation and is a 152-bed facility. Last year Shepherd Center had 965 admissions to its inpatient programs and 571 to its day patient programs. In addition, Shepherd Center sees more than 6,600 people annually on an outpatient basis. For more information, visit Shepherd Center online at www.shepherd.org