Helping spinal injury patients move forward

<p>May 05, Medicine &amp; Health/Health</p> <p>Dr. Suzy Kim assesses the rehabilitative progress of a spinal injury patient at UC Irvine Medical Center. The sooner therapy is started, she says, the better the chances are of recovering function. Image: Daniel A. Anderson<br /> ( — When UC Irvine physician Dr. Suzy Kim arrives bedside in her wheelchair, patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries see a rolling testament to the power of early and intensive rehabilitation.</p> <p>Kim was an athletic, third-year medical student who dreamed of becoming a sports doctor…</p>