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01 February

The Ilizarov Centre launched a new project for supporting of patients with spinal injuries

The new project of psychological support of patients with consequences of injuries of spine and spinal cord has started on the basis of clinical department # 10. The aim of the project is to assist persons with spinal trauma in adaptation. It suggests consultations of the medical psychologist through all the stages of treatment – in the hospital as well as distantly at home. The program is developed and put into practice by psychologist Irina Nesterova. In the project frame testing, consulting, individual and group therapies, distant consultations via internet are held.

The patients successfully adapted to the consequences of spinal trauma and leading an active life also take part in the project. Timur Gadelshin has developed his own training program, Ekaterina Bezruchenko is persistent in complex rehabilitation and successful in business and personal life. Grigoriy Tsarkov after spinal injury became champion of Russia in wheelchair racing, ascended the Mount McKinley (North America) and wrote a book about it. The book G. Tsarkov “Ascent of the Mount McKinley. Expeditionary journal” is presented by the author to the Centre’s library as a gift.