One of the strengths that drew me to Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network was the organizational culture. Each staff member is ingrained with a high level of compassion and spirit of innovation that have become the calling cards of the Good Shepherd brand.
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Imagine devices that allow you to control your computer without touching a keyboard, mouse or screen, or let you effortlessly traverse a virtual world using a 3D headset and multi-directional treadmill. High-tech devices like these already exist and may be at your local electronics store soon. Read more »
Stroke patients can benefit from the latest technology, whether it is a robotic device called AlterG (formerly Tibion) that strengthens the legs, or vision therapy using LCD glasses to improve visual motor skills. Read more »
On January 17, 2002, I suffered a snowmobiling accident that turned my world upside down.
I will never forget being told that, as a result of the T-12 spinal injury, I may never walk again. It took years to come to terms with life in a wheelchair.
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Lately, everyone has been talking about the Apple® iPad®. It’s on everyone’s Christmas list this year, because it can be used for many applications. You can send e-mail with the iPad, play music via iTunes, download pictures, surf the web and much more. Read more »
Children with mobility issues present unique challenges in rehabilitation, and technology can help to ensure that these children get the right treatment at the right time.
Often, children with issues such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, seizure disorders, developmental delays and brain tumors, can have mobility issues that make it difficult for them to get around. This can seriously impact the quality of their lives. Read more »
Often, individuals find they have issues walking normally or balancing after a stroke. When combined with expert hands-on therapies, certain rehabilitation technologies can help get stroke survivors standing and walking normally again. Read more »
“For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.”
This quote, which appeared in an IBM manual, circa 1991, is one of my favorites, and it is especially relevant for stroke survivors. Read more »
Often neurological issues such as stroke result in unilateral weakness, where one side of the body is weaker than the other. When this occurs, physical therapy is often used to help retrain the muscles – and the brain – to function properly. Read more »