Dr. Bloom and I recently debuted a scene from Macbeth at Spain Rehabilitation Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. The Scottish play, as Macbeth is often referred to, is dark, and that’s putting it mildly. Macbeth murders the King of Scotland at the urging of his wife, she gets mad at him for not planting the daggers on the sleeping grooms, then she murders someone, and on it goes! They both descend into madness with hand washing fetishes.
Posts Tagged 'spinal cord injury'
Almost anyone with a disability in an automobile accident will tell you that it ultimately doesn’t matter how it happened, it only matters that the outcome has changed their lives. That being said, it’s still a good idea to understand the types of injuries that can occur in an automobile accident to understand how the injury occurred, and the options for treatment. It’s also a good idea to learn about these types of injuries to understand how they can be prevented in the future.
Ludwig Guttmann, M.D. was a German-Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and joined the neurosurgical faculty at Oxford University in England. Prior to his leaving Germany, Dr. Guttmann was the assistant to the leading German neurosurgeon of that time, Otfrid Foester, at the University of Breslau. Forced out of the University of Breslau because of anti-Semitism in 1933, Dr. Guttmann became the Chief of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Breslau Jewish Hospital. It was there that he developed many of the techniques to treat spinal cord injury that he used and perfected in England.
Hello sports fans! Today is that wonderful time of the year when baseball is in full swing. On Tuesday April 15, we celebrated the incredible life of #42 Jackie Robinson, who was the first man to break baseball’s color barrier. As we celebrated this day, let’s also not forget to remember a man who was the first athlete to face the barriers of being an athlete with a physical disability. I am talking about #39, Roy Campanella.
If you’ve been playing golf or adaptive golf long enough, you may have developed a slight twinge that pops up during your backswing. Just because you are experiencing back pain does not mean you have to give up your golf game. You can still play the game you love most and even improve your backswing with our top three stretching tips.
Have you heard the one about the orthodontist who played Hamlet?
Well, the audience was so impressed they had to brace themselves!
Imagine a man, 79 years of age, a husband, father of 6, practicing orthodonture for over 30 years. This man is driving to work when he is hit by a speeding car, helicoptered to the hospital, and told when he comes out of a coma that he has a complete C3 spinal cord injury (SCI) and the only movement he will regain is shrugging his shoulders.
How would you like to be told you could be superman, the actual superman, a character that has been around since 1932 and known all around the world? Well, a man that did not take anything for granted had that very opportunity.
Rachelle Friedman will soon finally get to walk down the aisle. She would have already been married a year ago, but an accident days before the big day left her paralyzed. Now, a year after the accident she will get to marry her then fiancé.