Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

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

  • Michael B.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    One moment, one conversation, one diagnosis. This is all it takes to change your life forever. However, how you react to that is what makes the true impact. No one -- not even his neurologist -- could explain to Michael why he had been suffering from a steady loss of mobility. Within a month's time, Michael went from functioning normally to needing the assistance of a cane and then a wheelchair. Not happy with the rapid change in his situation and lack of answers, Michael saw another ... One moment, one conversation, one diagnosis. This is all it takes to change your life forever. However, how you react to that is what makes the true ...
  • William O.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    What started as a normal workday quickly became horrifying for William Overton. Working a night shift, in a matter of moments, William was snared by an overhead chain, drug eight feet across the floor, then pulled up a wall before being dropped ten feet straight down onto the concrete floor. William's list of injuries was exhaustive. Multiple traumas with spinal cord injuries, including T12 & L1 burst fractures. A concussion. A broken right scapula. Five total broken ribs, three on the ... What started as a normal workday quickly became horrifying for William Overton. Working a night shift, in a matter of moments, William was snared by ...
  • Paul H.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    How many of us can say that we were at the point of death and, within just a few months, were able to return home and back to our life? Paul Huff most certainly can! Paul admitted to Centennial Medical Center in Nashville after experiencing a sudden onset of right-sided weakness and an inability to speak. Paul had been neurologically impaired by a significant stroke. The stroke left him unable to communicate, swallow, complete activities of daily living (ADLs) or ambulate. Paul was also ... How many of us can say that we were at the point of death and, within just a few months, were able to return home and back to our life? Paul Huff most ...
  • Terisha S.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We all have ailments that we live with on a daily basis. For most of us, those symptoms improve and we go on about our daily routines. However, this was not the case for Terisha Shellgren. Terisha thought she had just strained her back, but it never got better. She began to experience falls, difficulty in walking and had a great deal of pain. It took two years of countless tests, scans and numerous visits with various specialists before the cause could be identified. Terisha was diagnosed ... We all have ailments that we live with on a daily basis. For most of us, those symptoms improve and we go on about our daily routines. However, this ...
  • Patricia H.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    A life-changing event can test a person beyond their preserved limits, proving they can do so much more than ever imagined. That's what happened to Patricia after she was involved in a serious car accident. The accident left Patricia with extensive injuries, including: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (stroke) Multiple rib fractures Spleen injury Mandibular (jaw) fractures Fractured pelvis After the accident, Patricia spent six days in a Nashville trauma center. To begin her recovery, Patricia ... A life-changing event can test a person beyond their preserved limits, proving they can do so much more than ever imagined. That's what happened to ...
  • Alvin O.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We all envision retirement as a time to do the things we enjoy with ease. What if that reality became jeopardized by an unexpected health event? That is exactly what happened to Alvin O. Alvin was enjoying his retirement from Holley by taking his wife to breakfast every morning, taking care of his yard and garden, and camping whenever possible. That all changed when Alvin woke his wife around 4 a.m. one Sunday morning, unable to move from where he was sleeping. Quickly, his condition ... We all envision retirement as a time to do the things we enjoy with ease. What if that reality became jeopardized by an unexpected health event? That ...
  • Jada R.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    Walking home after visiting an area water park, Jada was struck by a passing vehicle. The driver fled, leaving Jada on the side of the road for over an hour. Once found, Jada was intubated and life flighted to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville. She remained in Nashville for three weeks recovering from her injuries. Once physically capable, Jada admitted to SKY Rehab to begin intensive inpatient therapy. Her care plan included therapies to help her improve ambulation, motor ... Walking home after visiting an area water park, Jada was struck by a passing vehicle. The driver fled, leaving Jada on the side of the road for over ...
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