Getting Your Brain and Body Back

Getting Your Brain and Body Back

Everything You Need to Know after Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, or Traumatic Brain Injury

Bradford C. Berk


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Make the fullest possible recovery after neurological injury with this definitive guide—by a doctor and spinal cord injury survivor who’s been there

After an accident that left him permanently paralyzed over ten years ago, Dr. Bradford Berk made it his mission to help others recover from acute neurological injury (ANI). As the founder and director of the University of Rochester Neurorestoration Institute, he brings his abundant experience in working with patients and making his own ongoing recovery to Getting Your Brain and Body Back, the most up-to-date guide for survivors of spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Each of these acute neurological injuries can result in similar physical and psychological challenges and require similar treatments, medications, and assistive devices. Getting Your Brain and Body Back offers comprehensive, reassuring guidance for your every concern:

  • How to deal with grief and trauma in the aftermath of accident or injury—and build resilience as you find your way forward
  • What adaptive devices—for bathing, dining, mobility, and more—will help you enjoy life to the utmost
  • How to prevent and treat secondary health problems of every kind, such as heart, skin, and bladder troubles—sexual health included!
  • Therapeutic approaches from both Western and Eastern medicine to consider for maximum healing and pain relief
Dr. Berk’s candid advice on medical treatment and daily living—plus insights from the brightest minds in the field—will help get you or your loved one back to life.


Bradford C. Berk:
Bradford C. Berk, MD, PhD, is a board-certified cardiologist and a Distinguished University Professor in Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Pharmacology & Physiology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is the founder and Director of the University of Rochester Neurorestoration Institute. He was formerly Chief of the Cardiology Division at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and then Chairman of Medicine, before being named CEO of University of Rochester Medical Center and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences at the University of Rochester. In 2021 he was named one of City & State New York’s Life Sciences Power 50 for cofounding NeuroCuresNY, a clinical trials network that uses robotic technology to measure the effect of drugs on recovery from paralysis. He lives in Pittsford, New York.