San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

Read some of our patients’ stories of their experience with our team.

  • Gary S.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Gary loved his job as a farm manager at a local high school. But one day, while in the field, Gary stepped into a hole in the ground and severely hurt his back and leg. The injury ended Gary’s career as a farm manager and led to some difficult physical challenges. Gary’s life was not pain-free from his injuries, but he was able to live his life independently with his wife and family. Fast forward several years and the pain in Gary's foot began increasing. Over time, he noticed what ... Gary loved his job as a farm manager at a local high school. But one day, while in the field, Gary stepped into a hole in the ground and severely hurt ...
  • Irene N.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    It is nearly impossible to believe that Irene is 90 years old. Her amazing wit and recollection of recent and distant memories of her life is remarkable. Just two months ago, Irene suffered a stroke. When the stroke happened, Irene remained calm and started to take notice of the things that didn’t feel normal. “I felt weak and could hardly move my left side,” she recalled. Surprisingly, Irene recognized that her signs and symptoms may be a stroke. She yelled for her son “Hey Roger, I’m ... It is nearly impossible to believe that Irene is 90 years old. Her amazing wit and recollection of recent and distant memories of her life is ...
  • Valerie C.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Prior to suffering a stroke, Valerie lived a very active life. Valerie enjoyed being a homemaker, caring for her family. "I love to take care of my husband, my family, my dogs and spending time with my friends," Valerie stated. "Cleaning, cooking and caring for people really makes me happy!" Like many who care for others, Valerie's lived an extremely busy life. Then one day, a series of events occurred that would change all that. "I had flu-like symptoms, difficulty swallowing, and a ... Prior to suffering a stroke, Valerie lived a very active life. Valerie enjoyed being a homemaker, caring for her family. "I love to take care of my ...
  • Terry P.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Terry was a hard-working family man in the construction business. One day, while at work, Terry experienced excruciating pain in his calf. The pain was so unbearable that he needed to go home. Terry didn’t know what to make of it. Up until this point, there were no signs to indicate any problems. Terry considered himself to be a reasonably healthy man. The symptom in his leg baffled him and Terry knew something was wrong. It wasn’t long before the pain was so severe that Terry called ... Terry was a hard-working family man in the construction business. One day, while at work, Terry experienced excruciating pain in his calf. The pain ...
  • Kathy C.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Kathy Christiansen is a proud mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a friend to many. She often speaks of the wonderful people in her life and is truly grateful for every single day. Her beaming smile is proof that a positive outlook can make a world of difference - even with her current health challenges. Several months ago, Kathy had undergone a cervical spinal fusion. Kathy's surgeon recommended physical therapy to regain strength, improve mobility, and speed up her recovery. ... Kathy Christiansen is a proud mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a friend to many. She often speaks of the wonderful people in her life and ...
  • Billie Jean C.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Billie Jean was diligent about seeing her cardiologist. For years, she had an annual EKG, ultrasounds, and PET scans – all resulting in normal findings. Billie Jean also ensured her chronic kidney disease was closely monitored, visiting her nephrologist regularly. Over the years, Billie Jean learned that preventive practice was an important part of remaining healthy. One day, Billie Jean began to experience weakness and fatigue. This prompted Billie Jean to see her nephrologist. Already ... Billie Jean was diligent about seeing her cardiologist. For years, she had an annual EKG, ultrasounds, and PET scans – all resulting in normal ...
  • Jill H.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Jill was no stranger to San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital. Several years back, Jill required our expertise after undergoing her first knee surgery. Living a very active life style, it was only a matter of time before Jill required a second surgery on her alternate knee. An unfortunate fall ensured this inevitability. As with her first surgery, Jill's surgeon recommended she receive inpatient therapy. Naturally, she entrusted SJVRH to get her back to better once again. It was very ... Jill was no stranger to San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital. Several years back, Jill required our expertise after undergoing her first knee ...
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