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New Issue of Spinal Column Magazine Features Stories of How Shepherd Center's SHARE Military Initiative is Casting a Wider Net in Treating Service Members

The summer 2017 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.

Shepherd Center’s SHARE Military Initiative launched in 2008, thanks to a gift from Atlanta philanthropist and Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, through The Marcus Foundation. Since its inception, the program has treated more than 550 military service members and veterans who have been diagnosed with mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI), along with co-occurring post-traumatic stress (PTS) or other mental health concerns – both hallmark wounds of the post-9/11 conflicts.

This edition's cover story features clients who have benefitted from the highly-specialized, comprehensive treatment at Shepherd Center's SHARE Military Initiative.

The features section includes these stories among inspiring patient profiles, event updates, honorariums and memorials.

New Studies Aim to Provide Non-Invasive, Accessible Therapies for People with Spinal Cord Injury
Two post-doctoral fellows leading studies to improve upper-extremity function, walking function.

Musician Continues to Write his Redemption Song
David Platillero of Knoxville, Tennessee, returns to the stage after rehabilitation for a spinal cord injury.

Director of Psychology Explains Shepherd Center's Approach to Caring for the Body and Mind
Laurie Nash, Ph.D., ABPP, discusses the role of psychology in rehabilitation.

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.