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February
14,
2018
Online registration is now open for Shepherd Center's annual Adventure Skills Workshop (ASW), set for May 18 to 20, 2018 at Lake Martin in Jackson’s Gap, Alabama. Participants can register online at Shepherd.org/ASW. “Adventure
February
08,
2018
The Shepherd Center Recreation Therapy Program encourages all former patients and their families to participate in its upcoming events in 2018. From sporting events to health and wellness clinics to trips large and small, the
January
31,
2018
Shepherd Center has launched a new web page for online signup of membership to the hospital’s ProMotion Fitness Center, which is designed for people of all abilities. ProMotion is open to Shepherd employees, patients and their family members,
January
09,
2018
Few things are as complex as providing excellent care for brain and spinal cord injury. Advancements move quickly, and healthcare providers must stay up to date on the latest breakthroughs and new therapies to ensure they are providing the best

Features

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January
25,
2018
Yvette Pegues has been afraid of water her entire life. Because of that, she never learned how to swim. So it’s pretty amazing that Yvette completed a triathlon – in which she had to swim – this summer. It’s even more amazing
January
18,
2018
Cpl. Shawn Lopez (USMC), 28, had already survived two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) while serving with the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. “It was the third one that TKO’d me,” he says. The
January
10,
2018
Q: What kind of patients are seen in the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit (CRU)? A: We call this the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit because we do a little bit of everything. We started out as the skin-flap surgery floor, but then expanded to
January
03,
2018
Matt Edens and Gustavo Duran-Monge have a passion for sports – playing them, watching them, and helping others develop or maintain that same passion after injury. They both played various sports when they were growing up, and Gustavo parlayed

Blogs

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January
26,
2018
Caring for a person with a spinal cord or brain injury or a neurodegenerative disease can be challenging and overwhelming, especially in the early stages of diagnosis and rehabilitation. Ann Boriskie, founder and director of the Brain Injury Peer
December
19,
2017
1) Even if you only have one or two drinks, when attending holiday events and parties, designate a driver or call a car service such as Uber or Lyft. 2) If you must get up on a step stool to hang decorations, make sure it is sturdy and has a
November
23,
2017
The last few months of the year – and also the first few of the next one – give us the opportunity to both reflect in gratitude of the year passed and also to anticipate the promises of the year ahead. At Shepherd Center, we are
After son's "near death" accident, mom's on mission to change dorm policyopens in new window
At the age of 20, Clark Jacobs had to fight to learn how to walk and talk again.
12
Sep
2017
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Freak accident inspires new rules over college bed railsopens in new window
For the first time this semester, the University System of Georgia is requiring campuses statewide to offer bed safety rails for students for free.
09
Aug
2017
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