When Myron Wilson suffered multiple fractures after falling 10 feet from a ladder at work, he came to Garden Terrace Healthcare Center of Federal Way in Washington for his rehabilitation.
“I never thought I would ever need to come to a place like this,” said Wilson. “I was mad at the time. I have a ways to go, but this is a good push in the right direction. I believe things happen for a reason. If this had never happened, I would never have met all the positive people in therapy.”
When he arrived on July 3, 2017, Wilson needed extensive assistance transferring from one surface to another and bathing. He required moderate assistance getting dressed and minimal assistance getting in and out of bed or a wheelchair.
Physical therapists worked with Wilson six days a week, using manual therapy, gait training, therapeutic exercises and the Omnicycle™, an exercise bicycle that includes hand cranks to work out the full body while seated, to increase his strength and mobility. NuStep® recumbent stepper was also used for strength and mobility training. Occupational therapists worked with him to help him regain the skills he would need for activities of daily living.
“I feel like these circumstances have improved my outlook for the future,” said Wilson.
Wilson was discharged on July 31 and readmitted on Sept. 8 to continue his walking training once he was cleared to put weight on his legs.
On Sept. 25, Wilson returned home for good. He is now fully independent in all of his activities.