‘We Go the Extra Mile’: Good Shepherd Names Stephen Vandenberg, PT, DPT, to Lead Outpatient Neurorehabilitation

July 26, 2021

Good Shepherd Names Stephen Vandenberg, PT, DPT, to Lead Outpatient Neurorehabilitation

ALLENTOWN, PA — Stephen Vandenberg, PT, DPT, has been named manager of outpatient neurorehabilitation at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader committed to transforming lives through expertise, innovation and compassion.

A physical therapist by training, Vandenberg now oversees Good Shepherd’s neurorehabilitation team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists at the state-of-the-art Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center, 850 S. 5th Street, in South Allentown.

Good Shepherd’s outpatient neurorehabilitation team specializes in caring for people with disabilities, injuries, illnesses or chronic conditions — stroke, traumatic brain injury, concussion, spinal cord injury, COVID-19, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome, adult developmental delay and other disorders. The Good Shepherd neurorehabilitation team uses innovative rehabilitation technologies to aid patients in their recoveries, including exoskeletons, immersive virtual reality and more.

“The best part of the job is witnessing and helping people accomplish lifechanging events, such as walking for the first time, returning to a sport, or allowing someone to roll over in bed without dizziness,” says Vandenberg. “At Good Shepherd, we go the extra mile to show our patients that no matter the situation — big or small — our compassionate experts will spend the time to do what’s best for patients. No exceptions.”

A Good Shepherd clinician since 2015, Vandenberg most recently served as outpatient neurorehabilitation physical therapy supervisor.

Vandenberg earned a bachelor’s degree in comprehensive sciences from Villanova University and a doctorate in physical therapy from Thomas Jefferson University – School of Health Professions.

Learn more about Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network’s neurorehabilitation services, call 1-888-44-REHAB or request an appointment online.

About Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, a nationally recognized, not-for-profit rehabilitation leader with more than 70 locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is committed to transforming lives through expertise, innovation and compassion.

Good Shepherd provides an exceptional patient experience for all ages and stages by developing leading-edge solutions, often for complex medical situations; serving as a test site for the newest rehabilitation technologies; and inspiring hope in all we do.

Good Shepherd traces its pioneering spirit for innovation and compassionate care to its founding family, The Rev. John “Papa” Raker and D. Estella “Mama” Raker. In 1908, the Rakers opened the Good Shepherd Home to care for children with disabilities and senior citizens, filling an unmet community need — and setting the stage for Good Shepherd’s continued growth as a rehabilitation groundbreaker.

Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Good Shepherd also partners with Penn Medicine to provide rehabilitation and specialty services in the greater Philadelphia area and New Jersey through Good Shepherd Penn Partners.

Learn more about Good Shepherd’s mission and vision.