Good Shepherd Is a Destination for Recovery

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network (GSRN), headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has become a destination for hope and healing for those who suffer spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, strokes and other neurological conditions.
 
At Good Shepherd, highly-specialized physicians, therapists, nurses and other caregivers work collaboratively to return patients to the highest level of function and independence possible – in less time than other providers. 
 
What else differentiates Good Shepherd’s Neurorehabilitaiton Program from other providers? Why does the program draw patients from throughout the country and attention from across the globe?
 
Leading-Edge Technology
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital and outpatient Health & Technology Center house an impressive collection of rehabilitation technology that rivals the best in the world. The Neurorehabilitation Program utilizes innovative, state-of-the-art equipment to treat stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries and other neurological conditions (such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease).
 
Recent technological highlights include:
 
  • Good Shepherd is the world’s leading user of the Ekso Bionics’ exoskeleton. Our patients have taken more than a half a million steps in the device – more than any other provider in the world. 
  • Good Shepherd was the first rehab facility in North America to offer patients Ekso with Variable Assist software, which enables the therapist to fine-tune the power to either leg, helping people who have had strokes, incomplete spinal cord injuries and other neurological conditions regain the ability to walk more quickly.
     
Unique Programs
Good Shepherd offers patients the most advanced treatments available to accelerate recovery and maximize performance, function and ability. GSRN physicians and clinicians continually develop new programs and services to treat complex neurological conditions. Prime examples include:
 
  • Headache Program – Good Shepherd offers help to those who have been unresponsive to traditional headache or migraine care. Evidence-based therapy reduces pain and empowers the patient to take part in care.
  • Vision Therapy – The Vision Therapy program gives patients a chance at greater independence, helping those with sight problems, including: poor balance, double vision and difficulty with reading, learning, driving and memory.
Both headache and vision therapy have been integral in helping patients who suffer from concussions, strokes and other brain injuries. Each patient is given an individualized treatment plan that includes the programs and services that best meet his or her unique needs.
 
Highly-Specialized Staff
Good Shepherd employs more rehabilitation specialists than any other provider in the region. We have the most:
 
  • Hospital-based physicians who specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
  • Therapists and nurses certified as Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS)
  • Nurses who are certified in rehabilitation nursing (CRRN)
Good Shepherd’s reputation for innovation and excellence, coupled with the organization’s rich history and trademark compassionate care are more than enough reason to insist on Good Shepherd for the best neurological recovery possible. Insist on Good Shepherd as your destination for recovery.
 
Did you insist on Good Shepherd for neurorehabilitation services? If so, connect with me on Twitter – @GoodShepherdCEO – and tell me why you chose Good Shepherd.
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