Shepherd Center Magazine Summer 2014 Edition Available for Download
The summer 2014 issue of Shepherd Center's quarterly magazine is now available for download as a PDF file (click here).
This edition's cover story focuses on Shepherd Center’s Young Stroke Program and the comebacks of two young people following stroke.
The features section also includes these stories:
New clinical trial at Shepherd Center tests possible benefits of brain stimulation on hand and arm movement following stroke.
Shepherd Center experts discuss what you need to know about insuring durable medical equipment, including tips on how to take care of your equipment, get added protection and plan for the unexpected.
As a teenager in rehabilitation at Shepherd Center, Jeremy Maddox was inspired to become a wheelchair athlete by watching the Wheelchair Division of the Peachtree Road Race. Now 32, he competes in multiple wheelchair sports and was part of the gold-medal U.S. disabled water skiing team that competed in a world championship competition last summer.
Research shapes clinical practice and vice versa, reinforcing Shepherd Center’s commitment to caring for the whole person.
Shepherd Center rose from the No. 10 spot to No. 9 in a 2014-15 list of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation in a U.S. News & World Report survey released this month.
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 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.