Patient Stories

Patients Benefit from One-on-One Rehab Care

At University Hospitals Rehabilitation Services, our goal is to help patients regain independence and function after injury, illness or surgery. Our team of certified physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and other clinical staff work one-on-one with each patient to assess their needs and get them back to living the life they want to lead.

Here are just a few stories of patients who have turned to our rehab team to guide them toward full recovery and help them reach their personal goals.

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

Howard’s Story

Howard Stone was on the job as a welder when he suffered extensive damage to his arm. Thanks to reconstructive surgery, months of occupational therapy, and his own hard work and determination, Stone is making a remarkable recovery.

Bianca Steel with Jessica Jenkins

Bianca's Story

University Hospitals Physical Therapist Enhances Patient’s Fertility For more than four years, 27-year-old Bianca Steel of Cleveland had been trying to conceive a baby with no success. A hormone imbalance, sensitivity to soaps/detergents and...

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Frank's Story

Therapy at UH Helps Local Man with Voice and Swallowing Issues In the fall of 2015, Frank Turinsky, a CPA from Amherst, went to see University Hospitals otolaryngologist Marc Guay, MD, for an ear issue. During his office visit, Dr. Guay noticed...

Competitive racquetball player Jerry Stoffl

Jerry’s Story

Busy Executive and Racquetball Player Works with Physical Therapist to Overcome Arm Injury Late in 2014, competitive racquetball player Jerry Stoffl, 53, began to experience pain in his right shoulder. He had been playing his favorite sport more...

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John’s Story

Physical Therapy Helps Parkinson’s Patient with Stiffness, Balance and Movement When John Miller Jr. was diagnosed with vascular Parkinson's disease a few years ago, he started noticing stiffness in his neck and back, as well as changes in his...