Blink of an Eye, a new podcast with Louise Phipps Senft, explores stories of trauma, loss, awakening, and epiphanies. Ms. Senft recounts her experience navigating a life-changing accident that rendered her son, Archer, paralyzed from the neck on down, and expands the story with interviews of those behind the scene. Told through real journal entries and inspiring guests, Blink of an Eye will inspire you to explore the true nature of our relationships and interconnectedness in the face of an event that changes everything.
Wednesday Dec 28, 2022
Wednesday Dec 28, 2022
Season 3: Trauma Healing Learning 19: The Ingredients for the Making of a Model SCI Facility with Matt Wilks
Robotic exoskeletons, augmented reality systems, adaptive technologies, and whole-hearted care of the human person at the center of it all – this might sound like something out of a futuristic medical novel, but in fact this list is just a part of what goes into the creation of a cutting edge, "Model SCI Facility". In this Trauma Healing Learning, we catch up with Matt Wilks, who is part of the leadership team and the Chief Rehabilitation Officer for Sheltering Arms Institute, one of the nation’s most elite SCI and TBI Rehabilitation Centers and Hospitals, strategically placed in Richmond, VA. Join us to discover more about the research and implementation of new technologies for SCI rehabilitation, and what role human care and contact and transparency of medical records plays in ensuring healing experiences for families to complement cutting-edge tech.
Matt Wilks is a Physical Therapist, and the Vice President and Chief Rehabilitation Officer for Sheltering Arms Institute in Richmond, VA. Outside of his expertise in the field of Physical Rehab and his passion for medical research and implementation, he also has profound personal experiences of family medical crisis and the healing power of faith.
Blink of an Eye is created by Louise Phipps Senft and co-produced by Louise Phipps Senft and Zera Bloom. Theme music is by Victoria Vox.
Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by the Blink of an Eye Non Profit: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the Spinal Cord Injury experience for families and medical teams across the U.S. Blink of an Eye provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the Golden Hours of SCI injury, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of essential SCI information and trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. Blink of an Eye also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries. To find out more, visit www.blinkofaneye.org
To find out more about learning relational mediation skills for navigating hospital and medical conflict and trauma, visit the website www.BaltimoreMediation.com.
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
To find out more about Archer and to see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com.
To learn more about Sheltering Arms Institute, visit https://shelteringarmsinstitute.com/
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Music in this episode is:
Angel Share by Kevin MacLeod
Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles