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How do you answer the question “Will I ever walk again?” after a spinal cord injury?

How do you answer the question “Will I ever walk again?” after a spinal cord injury?

Lester Butt, PhD

Psychologist/Director, Psychology Department, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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We have the same dream, and that is we will do everything possible to set the stage. We have no understanding as to the absolute end point of your recovery. Anybody who says right now that they know exactly your outcome, scream and run away from them... Show More

We have the same dream, and that is we will do everything possible to set the stage. We have no understanding as to the absolute end point of your recovery. Anybody who says right now that they know exactly your outcome, scream and run away from them. Because the literature is also very clear: most change occurs within the first six-to-eight months, and change can occur two years and beyond what the literature is showing now. So time is on your side, and collaboratively we will work together. We’ll see how far we get.

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How do you answer the question “Will I ever walk again?” after a spinal cord injury?

Lester Butt, PhD

Psychologist/Director, Psychology Department, Craig Hospital, Colorado

More Videos by Lester Butt
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We have the same dream, and that is we will do everything possible to set the stage. We have no understanding as to the absolute end point of your recovery. Anybody who says right now that they know exactly your outcome, scream and run away from them. Because the literature is also very clear: most change occurs within the first six-to-eight months, and change can occur two years and beyond what the literature is showing now. So time is on your side, and collaboratively we will work together. We’ll see how far we get.

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