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Finding Strength Podcast

Finding Strength: The Spaulding Rehabilitation Podcast is a platform to bring together voices in the rehabilitation community. Monthly episodes lead with the voices of people with lived experiences and combine personal stories with expert perspectives to provide a comprehensive and compelling picture of rehabilitation research. By sharing stories of individuals who have faced significant challenges and successfully navigated the rehabilitation process, "Finding Strength" aims to inspire hope, raise awareness, and educate listeners about the possibilities of rehabilitation and recovery.

We strive to make our content accessible to all people. For those with hearing impairments, transcripts are available on each episode page.

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Season 2 Episodes

  • Episode 2

    Building Bridges for Brain Injury: The Legacy of Marilyn Spivack & Dr. Mel Glenn

    March 18, 2024

    In this episode, we spotlight two special figures: Dr. Mel Glenn and Marilyn Spivack.

  • Episode 1

    Which Head Impacts Lead to CTE?

    January 30, 2024

    In this episode, we discuss findings about the kinds of head impacts that lead to neurodegenerative brain disease.

Season 1 Episodes


This production is a collaboration between, and partially funded by, the Rehabilitation Outcomes Center at Spaulding and our Model Systems: the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System (NIDILRR Award #90DPBU0008), the Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (NIDILRR Award #90DPTB0027-01-01), and the Spaulding New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System Center (NIDILRR Award #90SIM0017-01-00).

Shonali Gaudino, OT, Host, Producer, & Co-Creator

Ron Hirschberg, MD, Co-Creator

Lauren Shepler, MPH, Co-Creator

Mary Slavin, PT, PhD, Executive Producer

Special thanks to the Mass General Brigham Marketing, Communications, Design and Web Building teams.