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  • Bill C.

    Bill C.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    William "Bill" Cummins was a healthy, active 61-year-old before his stroke. Bill had just been to his physician's office to get clearance for a kidney stone removal. He left the office with a clean bill of health. The life-changing health event around the corner would be completely unexpected. Unfortunately, Bill counted himself among the millions of Americans who smoke. Smoking increases the likelihood that platelets stick together. It also damages the lining of blood vessels. Smoking ... William "Bill" Cummins was a healthy, active 61-year-old before his stroke. Bill had just been to his physician's office to get clearance for a kidney ... Read More
  • Delia R.

    Delia R.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    Delia Ronquillo, 89, has dealt with chronic pain for years. Yet, Delia recalls no trauma, accident, or injury that triggered the pain. When the pain became too much to bear, she sought relief from her physician. A spinal cord stimulator controlled the pain on a trial basis. This led Delia to undergo an elective thoracic spine laminectomy. As part of the procedure, a stimulator would be implanted permanently. After the surgery, Delia's leg pain improved significantly. However, Delia would ... Delia Ronquillo, 89, has dealt with chronic pain for years. Yet, Delia recalls no trauma, accident, or injury that triggered the pain. When the pain ... Read More
  • Debbie M.

    Debbie M.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Debbie McGary came to Vibra Hospital of Northern California on a ventilator, suffering acute respiratory failure. Debbie was dependent upon the assistance of others for all self-care and mobility. But Debbie was determined to regain her independence. With her family by her side, Debbie worked hard day-after-day. With the help of her respiratory, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, Debbie made great progress. Ready to discharge from the long-term acute care hospital, Debbie ... Debbie McGary came to Vibra Hospital of Northern California on a ventilator, suffering acute respiratory failure. Debbie was dependent upon the ... Read More
  • Isidro P.

    Isidro P.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Isidro had been a patient at San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital before. Several years ago, he came to SJVRH after suffering a stroke. “I remember being here before after I had my stroke,” stated Isidro. “I was able to go home and I even went back to work shortly after.” Isidro recalled how the therapists helped him regain his endurance after the stroke, which left him weak and deconditioned. So when Isidro suffered a fall at home, he knew where he wanted to recover. “I was in the ... Isidro had been a patient at San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital before. Several years ago, he came to SJVRH after suffering a stroke. “I ... Read More
  • John H.

    John H.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    It's been two years since doctors diagnosed John Huff with Parkinson's disease. "My father had Parkinson's," he recalled. John regularly sees his neurologist for routine treatment. But John wanted to be more proactive in battling the symptoms and progression of his Parkinson's. He decided to participate in the LSVT BIG program offered at Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital. LSVT BIG is a specialized, intensive, physical therapy exercise program. The program is uniquely designed for people ... It's been two years since doctors diagnosed John Huff with Parkinson's disease. "My father had Parkinson's," he recalled. John regularly sees his ... Read More
  • Nash

    Nash

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Working his way through Colorado State University, Nash wound up taking an unexpected detour. When he fell from a third-floor balcony, Nash suffered multiple trauma injuries. His injuries included a brain injury and a cervical spine fracture. Due to the severity of his injuries, Nash spent 12 weeks in a C-Collar. Nash also required an extended hospital stay, bringing him to Vibra Hospital of Denver. When he arrived at Vibra, Nash had significant neurological deficits. But he would make ... Working his way through Colorado State University, Nash wound up taking an unexpected detour. When he fell from a third-floor balcony, Nash suffered ... Read More
  • William B.

    William B.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We all have hobbies or activities we love to take part in. Rarely do we contemplate the "what if's" that could result in serious injury. William was no exception. Attending the MBHA Youth World Show in Georgia, William was having a great time. One of his students began having an issue with her horse's gait. Her parents asked William to help correct the issue. William agreed, having done this several times with his own horses. But shortly after getting into the saddle, the horse began to ... We all have hobbies or activities we love to take part in. Rarely do we contemplate the "what if's" that could result in serious injury. William was ... Read More
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