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6: Dr. Cristen Gordon pt 2

In part 2 of our interview with Dr. Cristen Gordon, we continue our conversation with questions about physical therapy submitted by survivors and caregivers in the brain injury community.

In this episode, Dr. Gordon answers questions like:

Why are survivors sometimes told that they’ll improve only for a certain amount of time after their injury?
Is there any specific exercise that can help with foot drop?
What does splinting help with?

Dr. Cristen Gordon, PT, DPT, CBIS is a physical therapist with 13 years experience specializing in the treatment of brain injury, vestibular impairment, and other neurological disorders. She is passionate about helping people gain safe mobility and function to improve quality of life and has been fortunate to treat in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Cristen is a dedicated professor and clinical educator and enjoys giving back to the progression and improvement of the profession.

Get your questions answered about brain injury! On Brightway Answers, we ask YOUR questions to doctors, therapists, and other professionals who specialize in brain injury. Learn more or submit a question at www.brightwayhealth.org/podcast.

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RESOURCES:

A child lost a sixth of his brain, then made an amazing comeback
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/this-child-lost-a-sixth-of-his-brain-the-rest-learned-to-pick-up-the-slack

Giffords' case offers insight on mysteries of the "changeable brain"
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/giffords-case-offers-insight-on-mysteries-of-the-changeable-brain