What is a Physiatrist? Why do you need one after SCI? What can we learn from a Doctor who KNOWS Spinal Cord Injury?

In this episode we interview Physical Medicine Specialist Dr. Nav Sharma, an accomplished Physiatrist practising out of Louisiana. He is a busy guy – he runs an inpatient rehab facility for Spinal Cord Injuries where he does routine spinal surgeries and supervises the rehabilitation program, allowing SCI patients to regain their quality of life post injury. In addition to this, he is also the Team Doctor of the hugely successful band Portugal The Man.

Dr Nav was severely injured at a young age, and learned the power of rehabilitation and physical medicine early on in life. This experience inspired him to pursue his medical training in Physiatry, a complex yet little known specialty encompassing many elements of physical rehabilitative medicine.

Join us as we discuss a day in the life of Dr Nav and learn about his time specializing in SCI and rehabilitation. We pick Dr. Nav’s brain and discuss stem cell technology, the importance of rehab and standing frames, medications, surgeries, and learn about what inspired Dr Nav to be more involved in SCI recovery.

You won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity to hear from an expert in his field of Physiatry and SCI! You will truly learn why every SCI patient and their families NEED a Physiatrist! You can follow Dr Nav on Instagram here or his personal account @Dr.Navsherma

This episode is sponsored by Wishart Brain and Spine Law. Robyn Wishart and her team are specialists in Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injuries, and strive to advocate and support those who are injured all over North America. Robyn and her team are committed to proving resources to ALL of the WAGS of SCI community. To learn more about how Robyn is helping the WAGS of SCI community, click here