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New Issue of Spinal Column Features a Day in the Life of a Patient in Shepherd Center's Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program

The fall 2018 issue of Shepherd Center's quarterly magazine is now available for download as a PDF file here. Subscribers to the print version will receive copies via postal mail in the coming days.

In Shepherd Center's Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, the entire team takes a family- and patient-centered approach to help guide treatment. 

“The team approach is important, as is having a patient’s desires and goals used to push therapy,” Dr. Dennison explains. “It only happens when you take a mindful approach tailored to the individual.”

Cole Burton, who sustained a brain injury when he was hit by a car, illustrates Shepherd’s interdisciplinary approach to helping people on their road to recovery from traumatic brain injury. It focuses on individualized therapy, outside-the-box thinking, and a top-to-bottom culture of empathy, hope and real-world preparedness.

This edition's cover story shows Cole's journey back from traumatic brain injury.

The magazine also includes these stories among inspiring patient profiles, event updates, honorariums and memorials.

Remembering Harold Shepherd
Family and friends remember Harold as kind and generous.

For Better or for Worse, In Sickness and In Health
Brain injury rehabilitation cements bond between former Shepherd Center patient Allan DaPore and his now wife Kaitlin Dapore.

Crowdfunding for Experimental Care - A New Hope or Risky Business?
Study shows disadvantages of fundraising for unproven treatments.

You can subscribe to the print and/or e-newsletter versions of Shepherd Center's magazine here.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.