Michael G.

Michael G.

On February 16, 2018, Michael G. was admitted to a local short-term acute care hospital with stroke-like symptoms. Upon further workup, Michael was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, a type of non-traumatic brain injury. In the early stages of his stay at the short-term acute care hospital, he required max assistance with tasks that had previously come naturally to him; tasks he had been performing his entire life. Further intervention into his diagnosis left him requiring extensive therapy to help him gain control of his activities of daily living again.

His physicians recommended acute rehabilitation and called on Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital to assess their patient. The physicians worked with Ballard’s clinical liaison in developing a plan that would help Michael thrive at the next level. He was admitted to Ballard and his new physicians picked up right where his previous physicians left off.

When Michael arrived at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital, his initial therapy evaluations included maximum assistance for all functional mobility and activities of daily living. “Michael has improved greatly with all of his activities of daily living,” proclaims Alex, his physical therapist. “When admitted, he was only able to lift his right arm halfway over his head, he now can completely raise his arm and use it to perform tasks,” stated Kathy his occupational therapist. Michael said his therapists had been working tirelessly with him to help him meet his goal of returning home to Arizona.

When asked about his experience here at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital, Michael stated, “The staff and experience have been great.”