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Rehabilitation Services Patient Stories

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Nan Nelson poses outdoors on a sunny day

Woman Finds Relief From Debilitating Pain With Implantable Device

After injuries in both arms left psychiatrist Nan Nelson with debilitating pain, she turned to the pain management experts at University Hospitals for relief.

Destiny takes steps at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

Destiny Walks Again Two Years After Paralysis Strikes

After Guillain-Barre syndrome confines a young schoolteacher to a wheelchair, she relearns to walk and visits her caregivers to thank them.

Man having physical therapy in pool

Aquatic Therapy Helps Slow Progress of Rare Muscle Disease

Inclusion body myositis is a rare inflammatory and degenerative muscle disease that typically causes progressive weakness of the muscles of the hand, forearm, thigh and lower leg, as well as difficulty swallowing.

Howard Stone in therapy with Patrice Volkens, OTR at at University Hospitals Twinsburg Health Center

Occupational Therapy Helps Man Regain Use of Hand After Work Injury

Howard Stone was on the job as a welder when he suffered a traumatic injury to his arm. Some metal came down on his forearm, cutting multiple nerves, arteries, muscles and tendons.

John Miller Jr. at UH Outpatient Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Helps Parkinson’s Patient with Stiffness, Balance and Movement

When John Miller Jr. was diagnosed with vascular Parkinson’s disease, he noticed stiffness and changes in his balance and walking. Because of his symptoms, John was referred to outpatient physical therapy at UH St. John Medical Center.

Bianca Steel with Jessica Jenkins

University Hospitals Physical Therapist Enhances Patient’s Fertility

Bianca had been trying to have a baby for four years. While waiting to see a fertility specialist, she went to a physical therapist for her pelvic pain, and the results were life-changing.

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