Norman Gregory came to The Woodlands in Muncie, Indiana, on Dec. 30, 2016, after a hip replacement surgery.
When Gregory arrived, he was not able to walk and needed extensive assistance to get around and take care of his daily needs, like grooming, bathing and getting dressed. He had some difficulty processing information as well.
The therapy team at The Woodlands worked with him five days a week. Speech therapists helped him improve his cognition, while occupational therapists trained him in the self-care skills he would need when he returned home, and physical therapists helped him regain strength, range of motion and balance.
Gregory did upper- and lower-body exercises, including using the Omnicycle™, a stationary bicycle that includes arm cranks. The machine allowed him to exercise while sitting and go through the range of motion he needed without putting his full weight on his leg.
“Norman was a very hard worker,” said NJ Javeri, physical therapist. “He came to therapy every day with a smile on his face and ready to work.”
“This place and the staff are like a little piece of heaven,” Gregory said.
On March 24, 2017, Gregory completed his rehabilitation program. He was able to walk up to 175 feet at a time with a four-wheeled walker and take care of himself with minimal assistance. He successfully returned home to his wife.