Steve L.

Steve L.

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 session his all. Outside of therapy sessions, Steve consistently did his exercises and used strategies his therapists gave him to succeed. With the help of a walker, Steve was able to discharge home and go up and down the stairs at his house independently.

Unfortunately, Steve needed a second surgery on his knee. After the second surgery, there was no place he’d rather go than Vibra to regain his independence. Steve continued to work hard and push through therapy. His positive attitude, supportive family, and dedication to rehab were monumental to his success. He was once again, discharged home independently conquering the stairs.

“Special thanks goes out to the PT & OT departments," Steve said. "My therapists gave me confidence and strength after a second knee replacement surgery. They worked me every day, were always in an amazing mood, and motivated me, even when I may not have been in the mood. My therapists were amazing!”