Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injury Medical Expert Interviews

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Basics

Interview with Donald Peck Leslie, MD


Medical Director Emeritus, Shepherd Center, Atlanta

Donald Peck Leslie, is the medical director emeritus at the Shepherd Center, Atlanta, who sees patients in rehab and specializes in goal-setting and successful outcomes after a spinal cord injury.

Dr. Leslie’s video interview includes basic information about how to set goals for rehabilitation, how to manage and meet family expectations, and how to cope with common rehabilitation problems. Dr. Peck also discusses resistance to rehabilitation, expectations about “walking again,” learning to use assistive technology, and evolving new treatments for spinal cord injury.

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Medical Director, Shepherd Center, Atlanta