Latest Shepherd Center Stories

2014-07-08 23:08:47

8 sites from across the country will participate in this year’s Walk to Victory Over Paralysis. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Magee Rehabilitation Hospital will participate in a 24-hour fundraising and awareness event, Walk to Victory Over Paralysis, from 9 a.m. Saturday, July 19 through 9 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014. For 24 hours, current and former patients and community members will walk on a treadmill in Magee’s Riverfront Outpatient Center Locomotor Training Clinic to...

2013-11-29 12:54:05

Scientists may have found a new treatment that can help people with spinal cord injuries walk better. The research is published in the November 27, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "About 59 percent of all spinal injuries are incomplete, leaving pathways that could allow the spinal cord to change in a way that allows people to walk again. Unfortunately, usually a person affected by this type of spinal injury seldom recovers the...

2013-06-27 23:37:06

Local Tampa area orthopedic ambulatory surgical center, The Bonati Institute advises pool-goers to use extreme caution when diving this summer season. More than 850 spinal cord injuries result from diving accidents each year. Hudson, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 The Bonati Institute recommends pool-goers use extreme caution this summer season. According to an article published on May 13 in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the University of Alabama at Birmingham National Spinal Cord Injury...

2013-05-24 23:18:54

Jim Ellis Chevrolet and Corvette Atlanta Donate $4,000 to Shepherd Center after tour of facilities. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 Corvette enthusiasts gathered at Jim Ellis Chevrolet on April 20th to browse one of the largest collections of Corvettes in Georgia and support a great cause during the 5th Annual Spring Corvette Show. Proceeds from the event, which is co-sponsored by Corvette Atlanta, were donated to Atlanta´s Shepherd Center, a globally renowned spinal and head injury...

Advanced Exoskeleton Gives People With Paraplegia More Independence
2012-10-30 15:05:37

Vanderbilt University [ Watch The Video ] The dream of regaining the ability to stand up and walk has come closer to reality for people paralyzed below the waist who thought they would never take another step. A team of engineers at Vanderbilt University´s Center for Intelligent Mechatronics has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs. Its light weight, compact size and modular design promise to...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.