Spinal Cord Injury
Harnessing the Brain’s Power to Adapt After Injury
Rehabilitation from a brain or spinal cord focuses on enabling people to make the most of what functions they still have. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy, counseling, and education can go only so far, however. For neurorehabilitation to offer the hope of curing the underlying brain damage, writes an expert in the field, it must look to basic science and better clinical trials to put to work the power of the brain’s plasticity.