The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly affected us all. For our rehabilitation team, it drastically changed out we care for our patients. Our patients are often admitted for several weeks and work very closely with our therapy and medical teams throughout the day. So when social distancing became the new norm, we had to learn how to adapt fast.
Life following a spinal cord injury (SCI) involves adjusting to new physical and environmental changes in addition to the impact the injury has on all areas of a person’s life. This experience can vary significantly across individuals. Having support from others who have undergone comparable circumstances can make a big difference for the individual and their family in the adjustment process.
At 34 years old, Ritesh has now had two major brain injuries which have required months of rehabilitation. Undeterred by the fact that both injuries involved such a vital asset in his ability learn and gain knowledge – his brain – Ritesh never stopped reaching for his academic goals. His thirst for knowledge and passion for environmental engineering drove him to accomplish great things in the face of great adversity.
Many Parkinson's patients can still participate in activities that are important to them and lead fulfilling lives with the help of various treatments. Treatment options include: surgical intervention, medications to manage symptoms, and physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Our LSVT BIG and LOUD programs help patients live a more fulfilling life with Parkinson's disease.
Call 911 for all medical emergencies. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. For more healthcare topics, visit Baylor Scott & White Health’s blog, Scrubbing.In.