A physically active individual, Terry Evans began feeling numbness and weakness in his arms and legs. Diagnosed with Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Mr. Evans required several hospital admissions for treatment. Unfortunately, his symptoms worsened and his overall condition declined. With the goal of returning to his previously active lifestyle, Mr. Evans came to Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital for intensive rehabilitation.
Upon admission, Mr. Evans required assistance with sitting up, transferring out of bed to a chair, and both upper and lower body self care. He was unable to walk. While at Gateway, Mr. Evans completed intensive physical and occupational therapy. His therapy sessions included use of the parallel bars and the NxStep™. Under the daily evaluation and treatment of Medical Director, Dr. Kenneth Mook, Mr. Evans made great progress.
After nine days of intensive rehabilitation, Mr. Evans discharged home, able to walk 150 ft. with a rolling walker. After discharge, Mr. Evans continued his road to recovery with the Gateway outpatient therapy department. He is now walking over 1000 ft. without a rolling walker or assistance. “I’m ready to go back to work,” he reports. Mr. Evans has met all his goals. He plans to finish his outpatient therapy and return to work soon.Posted By