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

The winter 2019 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.

While no stay at Shepherd Center can be called typical – patients come from all 50 states and about 60 countries, with various degrees of catastrophic injury to participate in Shepherd Center's Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program – all are guided by daily consultations from a team of physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists, recreational therapists, counselors and others. 

“What’s important to the patient, and what they want to achieve, is what we work toward,” says Jennifer Douglas, MS, CCC/SLP, therapy program manager for the inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program. “All employees who treat patients at Shepherd live and breathe that. We want their care to be individual, and special, in their time of chaos.”

The rehabilitation experience of Caroline Moore Brodmann, who sustained a spinal cord injury when she fell from a hammock, underscores what distinguishes Shepherd from other rehabilitation hospitals. 

This edition's cover story shows Caroline's work -- day by day, toward recovery from a spinal cord injury.

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

Healing and Building Strength Through Exercise
Shepherd Center leading multi-center study to evaluate at-home exercise routine for people with multiple sclerosis.

Case Manager Discusses How the Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Clinic at Shepherd Center Changes Lives
Learn about Shepherd Center's UE Clinic from case manager Jana Candia, OTR/L.

Georgia Woman Goes from MS Diagnosis to Big Business
This MS Awareness Month, we celebrate the strength and resilience of those living with multiple sclerosis.

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

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.