On Sept. 14, Jacob Gadd – The American Legion's deputy director for Health Care – met with Steve Coleman, vice president of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, to discuss their military and veteran programs. The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is setting up a military and veteran program and has developed an innovative treatment for patients with spinal cord injuries.
The network Nuerorecovery Coordination Network, funded by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation with a grant from the Centers for Disease Control, provides a new type of physical therapy called Locomotor training. The treatment allows patients to work with an interdisciplinary physical therapy team to help the patient learn how to walk and run again on the treadmill. The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation has also funded more than $45 million into research for spinal cord injury, has a paralysis research center, and is working with DoD and VA to provide these new technologies for veterans. The American Legion recommends DoD and VA fully explore and fund options such as Locomotor training for research and treatment of spinal cord injuries.
For more information about the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, click here. http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.ddJFKRNoFiG/b.4048063/k.C5D5/Chri... .