Shepherd Center Debuts Video Featuring its Adolescent Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs
Shepherd Center recently released a new video highlighting its adolescent spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation programs. The video features patients and their family members, as well as physicians and staff members who work with Shepherd’s adolescent patients. It showcases the program’s focus on returning teens to the highest possible level of function and independence.
“One of our goals is to keep them on that developmental track, and a huge part of that is being around your peers, getting motivated by your peers, seeing what they’re doing,” says Brian Tanner, PT, DPT, physical therapist in the adolescent spinal cord injury program.
Adolescent rehabilitation at Shepherd Center includes a physician-led treatment team dedicated to adolescent patients, individual rehabilitation sessions in the same therapy gym as other teens, teen-only support groups and community outings. An on-staff teacher is also available to keep patients up to date on schoolwork.
“You’re not alone in a situation like this,” says Kyrese Ricks, a patient in the adolescent brain injury program. “You’ve got people here who will understand.”
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.