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Shepherd staff member assesses on a patient who is sitting in a wheelchair.

Specialized Rehabilitation
for Spinal Injuries

A spinal cord injury can drastically impact a person’s life. Sometimes it can seem like the end of a story. But at Shepherd Center, we do not see an ending but the beginning of a new chapter. Our comprehensive spinal cord injury programs use a personalized approach to help patients optimize their recovery and improve their independence.

“I can’t walk, but I can waltz.”

Shepherd graduate, Vincenzo Piscopo.

After a surgical error resulted in paralysis from the waist down, Vincenzo Piscopo feared that life as he knew it would never be the same. Then he transferred to Shepherd, where he spent three months in our Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program.

Thanks to Shepherd’s one-of-a-kind recreational therapy programs, Vincenzo relearned skills that fuel meaningful life moments.

“They taught me how I could play baseball with my son. They taught me how I could dance with my wife.”

Thanks to Shepherd Center, he has been given a second lease on life and is going to make the most of every moment.

Providing Possibilities

Shepherd patients and volunteers enjoy a walk outside together.

Donations Make a Difference

Shepherd Center would not be consistently ranked among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation without the support of our generous donors. With every donation, you are funding family training, peer support, access to community reintegration outings, and many more programs for people living with spinal injuries. With these resources, they are able to discover their triumphant next chapter in life.