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The Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Podcast features patients, families, and medical professionals dealing with serious illnesses or injuries and is meant to inspire, bring hope and insight, and a message of belief that life after a traumatic illness or injury is POSSIBLE!

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The Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Podcast features patients, families, and medical professionals dealing with serious illnesses or injuries and is meant to inspire, bring hope and insight, and a message of belief that life after a traumatic illness or injury is POSSIBLE!

    Amy Beckwith: How my daughter's accident and traumatic brain injury changed our lives

    Amy Beckwith: How my daughter's accident and traumatic brain injury changed our lives

    Gaylord's ThinkFirst Program is part of the National ThinkFirst Association, which is committed to educating youth about the devastating and life-altering consequences of poor decisions that can lead to a serious brain or spinal cord injury.

    In this episode, Megan Palmer, OT, and Gaylord's ThinkFirst Program coordinator interviews Amy Beckwith.  Amy's 19-year-old daughter was in a drunk driving accident eight years ago that resulted in a diffuse axonal brain injury a type of traumatic brain injury, which changed their family forever. Amy shares a mother’s story of hardship, struggles, adjustments, and triumphs in the aftermath of the accident and through the years of Courtney's recovery.

    Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a long-term acute care hospital located in Wallingford, Connecticut.  www.gaylord.org.

    To learn more about ThinkFirst at Gaylord

    Learn more about the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation

    • 35 min
    Matt Solomon: Making Hard Choices after Multiple Sports-Related Concussions

    Matt Solomon: Making Hard Choices after Multiple Sports-Related Concussions

    Gaylord's ThinkFirst Program is part of the National ThinkFirst Association, which is committed to educating youth about the devastating and life-altering consequences of poor decisions that can lead to a serious brain or spinal cord injury.

    In this episode, Megan Palmer, OT and Gaylord's ThinkFirst Program coordinator, interviews Matthew Solomon a high school student who had to make some hard choices after receiving several concussions while playing football. Matt talks about the factors affecting his decision and wants to encourage other athletes who may be facing similar decisions. With mounting evidence of potential long-term effects from repetitive concussions, Matt's story and struggle to make the best decisions for his health resonates with student-athletes and parents alike.

    Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a long-term acute care hospital located in Wallingford, Connecticut.  www.gaylord.org.

    To learn more about ThinkFirst at Gaylord

    Learn more about the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation

    • 29 min
    Dr. Alyse Sicklick: 30 Years of Caring for Patients with Brain Injury at Gaylord

    Dr. Alyse Sicklick: 30 Years of Caring for Patients with Brain Injury at Gaylord

    Gaylord's ThinkFirst Program is part of the National ThinkFirst Association, which is committed to educating youth about the devastating and life-altering consequences of poor decisions that can lead to a serious brain or spinal cord injury.
     
     Dr. Alyse Sicklick, Gaylord's Medical Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation and a physiatrist, speaks about her almost 30-year career at Gaylord, how the fields of medicine and rehabilitation have grown during her tenure, and how patients with stroke and brain injury have inspired her every day. She shares her expertise and knowledge of brain injury, along with talking about many of the services Gaylord has to offer.
     
     Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a long-term acute care hospital located in Wallingford, Connecticut.  www.gaylord.org.

    To learn more about ThinkFirst at Gaylord

    Learn more about the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation

    • 34 min
    Caitlin Boland: A Physical Therapist's Experience Treating Patients with a Brain or Spinal Cord Injury

    Caitlin Boland: A Physical Therapist's Experience Treating Patients with a Brain or Spinal Cord Injury

    Gaylord's ThinkFirst Program is part of the National ThinkFirst Association, which is committed to educating youth about the devastating and life-altering consequences of poor decisions that can lead to a serious brain or spinal cord injury.

    In this episode, Megan Palmer, OT and Gaylord's ThinkFirst Program coordinator, interviews Caitlin Boland, PT, DPT, about her role as a physical therapist at Gaylord and how she made her career choice. Treating patients with these conditions can be very rewarding but there are challenges as well. Caitlin discusses how different her role is as a therapist at a rehabilitation-focused hospital as compared to a typical PT setting.

    Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a long-term acute care hospital located in Wallingford, Connecticut.  www.gaylord.org.

    To learn more about ThinkFirst at Gaylord

    Learn more about the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation

    • 23 min
    Ryan Tapp: Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury

    Ryan Tapp: Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury

    Gaylord's ThinkFirst Program is part of the National ThinkFirst Association, which is committed to educating youth about the devastating and life-altering consequences of poor decisions that can lead to a serious brain or spinal cord injury.

    In this first episode, Megan Palmer, OT and Gaylord's ThinkFirst Program coordinator, interviews Ryan Tapp, a former patient, who was in a serious car accident that wounded three other drivers and left him with a serious traumatic brain injury. Ryan shares his story including spending time in prison, where his life is now, and how these events have dramatically changed him as a person.

    Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a long-term acute care hospital located in Wallingford, Connecticut.  www.gaylord.org.

    To learn more about ThinkFirst at Gaylord

    Learn more about the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation

    • 29 min

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