Ethel L.

Ethel L.

While undergoing knee surgery, Ethel went into respiratory failure and was placed on hi-flow oxygen support.  Upon completion of her knee surgery, she was unable to walk and experienced severe knee pain with decreased endurance.  She had shortness of breath with all mobility and became anxious with all attempts at mobility.

Ethel was dependent for all mobility and activities of daily living (ADLs).  Her goal was to get her knee back to being pain-free and build up her endurance to return home.  She inspired all with her positive outlook and amazing work ethic.

With the support of her team at Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan, Ethel learned adaptive techniques with equipment to enhance her independence with self-care.  She looked forward to her daily gym program and increased her endurance to safely ambulate with a walker above and beyond community mobility of 300ft.

Ethel said she loved the way therapy made her feel mentally and physically prepared to return home.