Dennis F.

Dennis F.

"Prior to my stay at Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage, I was very active with my music. I am always busy playing the guitar, working online as a recording engineer and consulting with other musicians, mixing some of their tracks. I have had a rich history in the music industry, working with many high profile musicians, such as the Righteous Brothers and Elvis Presley. In the 1970’s I had a stroke that changed my career path. I went to work for Guitar Magazine and that’s where I met my wonderful and supportive wife! Back in the 70’s when I had my stroke I didn’t get therapy and all that.

I value the use of my arms so and was concerned I needed rapid, thorough and intensive rehabilitation after my spine surgery. That’s when a case manager at the hospital I was in suggested I get referred to Vibra, since they have such a good reputation for their rehab services. I knew about Vibra because of the beautiful new building in Rancho Mirage, so I was eager to give it a try. After Catja Fleck, clinical liaison, came to visit me from Vibra, I felt assured they knew what they were doing and could handle me and my spine! I was anxious to move forward, make physical progress and get home to my independence and music life.

The skills, friendliness and true concern for my rehabilitation that I received from the staff at Vibra is what really contributed to my quick recovery and return to home. There are so many kind and helpful people there, down to the housekeeping department. Everyone was just so professional and supportive. Even the food was good!

If I had to name a couple of people that were real standouts they would be, Paige, occupational therapist. Paige compelled me to perform at my highest level possible and allowed me to challenge myself to go beyond my prior goals, which enabled me to reach for even higher goals. Susan E., physical therapist, was another standout for me! Susan E. stayed on me to improve my posture and reminded me every time she saw me with poor posture, and I am grateful for that because it helped with my right shoulder and arm numbness and tingling.

I am so happy to be back at home getting back into my music and looking forward to many more productive days producing music."