In recognition of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, we’re taking a moment to honor some of the game changers and innovators who make United Spinal’s diverse community truly amazing.
Ability-wise they may be an odd couple, but they make a great team and together they are transforming the resources available to people with spinal cord injuries in Northern California.
Amy Burnett will try anything at least once. Because of this openminded attitude, she is now a member of the U.S.Para-Badminton team, spokesmodel for Permobil and a runway model.
A chance encounter introduced Cruz Gutierrez to adaptive sports, and adaptive sports proved to be the key to his discovering how to embrace life after injury. Now he is dedicated to ensuring others get the same chance he did.
Dr. Amit Sood developed the SMART (Stress Management and Resilience Training) program to help decrease stress and increase quality of life.
Lee Oesterle sat down with United Spinal to discuss his journey toward recovery after a spinal cord injury changed his life forever at the age of 61.
Injured at 24, Kevin Mullin dedicated himself to studying SCI rehab and recovery to improve his own functionality. He used that knowledge to help launch a now thriving training center.
There are currently, 15 disease-modifying agents approved by the FDA to treat MS. The goal of disease-modifying treatment is to reduce the early clinical and sub-clinical disease activity that is thought to contribute to long-term disability.