January 6, 2013

Update on Senator Kirk

Never quite heard the stakes for rehab framed this way

Research suggests rehabilitation work should start in the acute care hospital as early as 24 to 48 hours after a stroke. “That’s where we see the best outcome and the most opportunity because the brain is still adapting to the injury then,” Bettger said.

More power to Senator Kirk and the example he’s setting. I also appreciate the conclusion of the CNN post

But Bettger said the attention paid to Kirk’s story should help other stroke patients.
“After intense therapy, I’ve seen some people ski and run marathons,” Bettger said. “Seeing immense progress like this should give people real hope.”

(CNN Report)