Podcast Discusses Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Process for Athletes
SCI Day Program Physical Therapist discusses Shepherd's approach to treating patient athletes
Athletes have long thrived at Shepherd Center. Over the past 41 years, Shepherd Center has treated countless patient-athletes from across the country who played high school, college or professional sports. In addition to occupational and physical therapy, patients have access to the largest team of recreation therapy specialists in the nation, as well as to an adaptive sports program that includes competitive teams, sports and health clinics, and outdoor recreation workshops.
After so many years of working with athletes, Shepherd Center has acquired a reputation as an expert facility in athlete rehabilitation for spinal cord and brain injuries.
In addition to occupational and physical therapy, patients at Shepherd Center have access to the largest team of recreation therapy specialists in the nation, as well as to an adaptive sports program that includes competitive teams, sports and health clinics, and outdoor recreation workshops
Dan Dale, PT, DPT, a physical therapist in Shepherd Center Spinal Cord Injury Day Program, explains the rehabilitation process for athletes who sustain spinal cord injuries in a podcast available for download at the link above or at shepherd.org/radio.
Download the podcast as an audio file above, or access it at shepherd.org/radio.
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 neuromuscular 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 900 inpatients, 575 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year.