Patient with a spinal cord injury using a wheelchair and being pushing by a therapist on a nature trail

Shepherd Center's Patient Programs

An active approach to patient recovery

To help you or a loved one achieve maximum potential, Shepherd Center incorporates recreation therapy into its rehabilitation programs. Our patient recovery and rehabilitation programs are designed to improve self-esteem, relieve stress, and increase mobility. Patient rehabilitation program staff members offer expertise, support, and motivation for the patient recovery experience from day one.

Daniel Hund gets a sloppy kiss from his dog, Olaf, while outside in his wheelchair
Patient Testimonial

I made big strides in occupational, physical, and speech therapy. But what impressed me was Shepherd Center went above and beyond in so many ways emotionally. Everyone just cared so intensely and spent the time with me that I needed.

Daniel Hund
Former Patient
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program

Kendall Ball shows off a tile mosaic she created and pottery she painted while at Shepherd.
Patient Testimonial

Getting down to that arts and crafts room and seeing what I was capable of was really good for me. All the recreational therapy was mentally what I needed to make it through a really hard time.

Kendall Ball
Recreational Therapy Program