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Patient Reconnects with Love of Writing After Stroke

Maureen came to SWAN Rehab, a Rehab Without Walls Clinic, as a stroke survivor after suffering a stroke about eight years prior. She had awoken from a nap feeling a strange sensation when she quickly realized the left side of her body was completely paralyzed. Eventually Maureen was able to call 911 and she received […]

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A Story of Resilience: Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury

“I know an injury is certainly not easy. It may feel slow and there are many moments where you feel discouraged and alone. I know it feels hard a lot of the time. I know what it feels like when nothing seems to be going right. I suggest doing your best to be thankful for […]

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Patient with 35-year-old TBI Makes Significant Improvements with RWW!

In March of 2023, Rehab Without Wall’s occupational therapists Robert Paul and Ally Vallo, were given a unique opportunity to visit the home of Roger to complete a thorough home evaluation and make necessary recommendations for improving safety and reducing fall risk. Recommendations were made for multiple grab bars to be placed into Roger’s bathroom […]

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After Severe Head Injury Patient Now has High Hopes

In July 2020, Theresa suffered a syncopal episode after a fall resulting in a head injury. She was found to have a subarachnoid hemorrhage with intraventricular extension and right anterior communicating artery aneurysm with possible rupture. Initially, Theresa was intubated but had to later be re-intubated due to vasospasm and respiratory failure with aspiration pneumonia. […]

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Patient Returns to Playing Ice Hockey

Mr. Sterchak was injured in December 2021, when he fell from a two-story apartment. He suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), grade three diffuse axonal injury, and right brainstem hemorrhage. He also suffered from multiple fractures which included left temporal bone fracture, bilateral mastoid fractures, left skull base fracture, left orbit fracture, left sided rib […]

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Patient Meets Their Goals and is Thriving!

Jeff admitted to Rehab Without Walls, Utah in March 2019 just before he turned 52. He sustained a workplace injury resulting in an incomplete Spinal Cord Injury at C5 (the fifth cervical spinal nerve) and became tetraplegic (paralysis affecting all four limbs). Jeff transitioned from a skilled nursing facility to RWW’s Home and Community program. […]