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  • Jimmy G.

    Jimmy G.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver

    A fall down his stairs left Jimmy Gralund with an ankle injury. The injury required surgery, followed by rehabilitation. That's how Jimmy wound up at Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver . Right from the start, Jimmy's stay at Vibra was unique. You see, Jimmy communicates through American Sign Language (ASL). Though for many this could make hospitalization difficult, Jimmy's experience at Vibra was anything but. To assist with communication, a computer-based interpreter program was ... A fall down his stairs left Jimmy Gralund with an ankle injury. The injury required surgery, followed by rehabilitation. That's how Jimmy wound up at ... Read More
  • Shane H.

    Shane H.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver

    Shane Halverson's world had just been turned upside-down. After testing positive for COVID-19, he spent several weeks hospitalized. On a ventilator to breathe for him, Shane lost most of his muscle mass during his hospitalization. "I was coming from a low point in my life," Shane said regarding his transition to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver . At this point, a major challenge was staring Shane in the face. He could barely lift his legs and required maximum assistance to roll ... Shane Halverson's world had just been turned upside-down. After testing positive for COVID-19, he spent several weeks hospitalized. On a ventilator to ... Read More
  • Tony S.

    Tony S.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver

    Tony Suazo arrived at Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver after having both legs amputated below-the-knee. Tony had a lot to accomplish before he could return home safely. He needed to learn to be able to get in-and-out of his wheelchair safely. He had to relearn how to move safely at home. He also needed to learn to perform everyday activities while managing phantom limb pain. With the help of his therapists, Tony learned how to be safe and independent in his home. After a few ... Tony Suazo arrived at Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver after having both legs amputated below-the-knee. Tony had a lot to accomplish before he ... Read More
  • Jill

    Jill

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver

    Jill's visit to Vail with her friends was supposed to be relaxing. Instead, a broken ankle sent her to the hospital. After undergoing surgery to repair the fracture, Jill tested positive for COVID-19. That led to several weeks in the ICU, due to the severity of the virus. Once stabilized, Jill transferred to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver to regain her function and independence. Jill arrived at Vibra with a weight-bearing restriction. She required oxygen, and could only stand for ... Jill's visit to Vail with her friends was supposed to be relaxing. Instead, a broken ankle sent her to the hospital. After undergoing surgery to ... Read More
  • Steve L.

    Steve L.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver

    A total knee replacement brought Steve Lovato to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver . Increased pain and decreased range of motion made walking and everyday activities difficult. At the start of Steve’s rehab stay, he needed assistance getting dressed, standing, putting weight on his new knee, and walking. His biggest barrier to a safe return home was a full flight of stairs to his upstairs bedroom and bathroom. Steve was extremely motivated to progress through therapy. He gave each ... A total knee replacement brought Steve Lovato to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver . Increased pain and decreased range of motion made walking ... Read More
  • Alana

    Alana

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver

    Alana knew her neurological condition was progressing. Controlling her arm and leg movements had become increasingly difficult. Her coordination was decreasing, too. To regain her function and independence, Alana admitted to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver . Upon arrival at Vibra, Alana faced significant functional challenges. She couldn't sit at the edge of her bed without two people supporting her. She required a lift and two therapists to help with transfers. But Alana never ... Alana knew her neurological condition was progressing. Controlling her arm and leg movements had become increasingly difficult. Her coordination was ... Read More
  • Lucky

    Lucky

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver

    Lucky came to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver after suffering a stroke. The stroke left Lucky unable to physically function the way he had in the past. He couldn't move his left side and had difficulty swallowing. Even the smallest tasks required assistance: getting out of bed, sitting up, getting dressed, using the bathroom, and walking short distances. One thing Lucky didn't struggle with was his positivity. Lucky's enthusiasm and positive attitude illuminated the hospital. The ... Lucky came to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver after suffering a stroke. The stroke left Lucky unable to physically function the way he had in ... Read More
  • Gil

    Gil

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver

    A non-traumatic spinal cord injury brought Gil to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver. Gil had recently undergone surgery to remove a tumor pressing on his spinal column. This left him with poor trunk stability and limited movement of his lower extremities. Gil required intensive rehabilitation to regain his function and independence. When he arrived at Vibra, Gil needed a mechanical lift to help him transfer from his bed. He couldn't perform self-care tasks, relying on others for ... A non-traumatic spinal cord injury brought Gil to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver. Gil had recently undergone surgery to remove a tumor ... Read More
  • Ed

    Ed

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver

    Whenever Ed had a spare moment, he loved to spend it working on cars. He enjoyed an independent, self-sufficient life. Then he slipped on ice and suffered a skull fracture and brain injury. To regain his independence, Ed came to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver. Ed arrived at Vibra confused, agitated, and lethargic. He required total assistance with all tasks. The interdisciplinary team got right to work with Ed on an individualized rehabilitation plan. His plan included ... Whenever Ed had a spare moment, he loved to spend it working on cars. He enjoyed an independent, self-sufficient life. Then he slipped on ice and ... Read More
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