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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?

Terrie Price, PhD

Neuropsychologist/Director of Neuropsychology and Family Services, Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, Missouri

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I actually answer that question in a very general way, which is to say, “I don’t know, what does your doctor tell you?” What are you hearing from the individual? But as much as anything I’d say, “Here are some things you can do to prepa... Show More

I actually answer that question in a very general way, which is to say, “I don’t know, what does your doctor tell you?” What are you hearing from the individual? But as much as anything I’d say, “Here are some things you can do to prepare yourself for the future. There’s lots of research going on and we’re constantly working on it, but we do know that individuals that take advantage of situations now, the rehab they get, keeping their body in good shape, keep their health well, keep themselves moving and active, seem to do better in the next generation of therapies. So position yourself for that next situation, be the person who’s ready for it by being healthy, and fit, and engaged and active.

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

Terrie Price, PhD

Neuropsychologist/Director of Neuropsychology and Family Services, Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, Missouri

More Videos by Terrie Price
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I actually answer that question in a very general way, which is to say, “I don’t know, what does your doctor tell you?” What are you hearing from the individual? But as much as anything I’d say, “Here are some things you can do to prepare yourself for the future. There’s lots of research going on and we’re constantly working on it, but we do know that individuals that take advantage of situations now, the rehab they get, keeping their body in good shape, keep their health well, keep themselves moving and active, seem to do better in the next generation of therapies. So position yourself for that next situation, be the person who’s ready for it by being healthy, and fit, and engaged and active.

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