Shepherd Center Magazine Features Parenting with a Disability, Patient’s Return to Running and New Research
The features section also includes these stories:
The Do’s and Don’ts of Parenting with a Disability
Shepherd Center staff members and former patients weigh in with their best advice for parenting with a disability.
Lifelong Athlete Runs Again Following Rehabilitation for Spinal Cord Injury
Andrew Powell pushes through rehabilitation at Shepherd Center to meet his goal of running again.
Shepherd Center Studies Effects of Whole-body Vibration on Walking and Spasticity
A new five-year study at Shepherd Center’s Hulse Spinal Cord Injury Lab aims to study how the use of whole-body vibration affects walking and spasticity in people with spinal cord injury.
Shepherd Center Ramps Up its Fall Prevention Efforts Statewide
Former patient injured in a fall lends his perspective on injury prevention.
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 935 inpatients, 541 day program patients and more than 7,300 outpatients each year.