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Rehab patients gain strength, inspire others through art

It’s often been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But what about a painting of just one word? What started as a simple art therapy class is now an on-going source of inspiration. Art that inspires When you enter the doors of Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation at Frisco, you are greeted with …

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Driving change: Therapist pushes for driver rehabilitation in Japan

Getting back behind the wheel after an injury is a major goal for patients in rehabilitation. After a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury or stroke, even doing simple tasks on your own can be a challenge. Being able to get in the car and go brings a sense of independence back into people’s lives. …

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I’m Possible: Audrey Self’s story in her own words

Until November 2013, my life was playing out just as I had imagined. From the outside looking in, I am sure my life looked “perfect.” I was almost finished with my first semester at Southern Methodist University (SMU). My life was full and active with plenty of potential to achieve my goals. I had no idea …

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Walk With a Doc prescribes exercise as medicine

Physicians at Baylor Scott & White Health have new prescription pads in their pockets — they are prescribing exercise by encouraging their patients to come ‘walk (and roll) with a doc’. Swapping white coats for walking shoes, physicians lace up each month, encouraging individuals from the community — and both current and former patients — to join them …

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Helping paralyzed patients take steps into tomorrow

To most, Ashley Barnes is known as a charismatic community advocate and devoted mother. As her physical therapist, I know Ashley as a fighter. For the past two years, the 36-year-old Tyler, Texas, resident has been paralyzed from the waist down. Since she came into my care at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Ashley has been …

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ThinkFirst: Students learn no-nonsense approach to injury prevention

Most patients enter Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation via ambulance or gurney. However, on a special day in October, a high school class of seniors from Argyle High School made their way south on I-35 to spend the day in the acute inpatient facility, learning firsthand what it is like to be a patient with a traumatic …

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After traumatic brain injury, Audrey Self tackles life in new way

Audrey Self was driving to class at Southern Methodist University (SMU) early one morning in 2013 when her car was ‘T-boned’ by a speeding driver. At that same time, Dallas Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Jerry Knorr was heading home from his shift when he witnessed the terrible wreck and called for emergency help. He …

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North Dallas amputee’s return inspires health care workers

“She is absolutely the strongest woman that we have ever known.” Those are words people might reserve for a grandmother, mother, sister, wife, or close female friend whom they have known for a long time. In this case, though, those are the words that staff at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano used to describe …

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