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Trauma Healing Learning 2: How to Make the Transition of Care Easier from the Hospital to Rehabilitation (with Tara Grimes, MOT, OTR/L, CCM, of the Shepherd Center)

April 27, 2022


Before Archer and Louise could get to the Shepherd Center, back at AtlantiCare they had a visitor come from far away bearing gifts of important knowledge and a glimmer of hope. Specialized knowledge can inspire hope and you’ll find out why. Tara Grimes, a former occupational therapist at the Shepherd Center and current Access Case Manager there, assessed Archer’s eligibility for care and helped with the delicate transition from the hospital to specialized SCI rehab. In this Trauma Healing Learning, hear new wisdom about the transitional period that might help you and many SCI families and ways friends and families can help navigate. Listen in to gain some practical tips from Louise on navigating the liminal space of moving towards rehabilitation while still being in the ICU or hospital.

Our theme music is Victoria Vox.

Music in this episode is:

Immersed by Kevin MacLeod



Calm Emotional Corporate by Rafael Krux



Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, 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 trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing October 6, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit

Another resource shared in this episode is the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing resources and funding for research on SCI and paralysis. For more information, visit

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