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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Patient Stories

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center at Memorial Hospital

Inpatient Care:

 

Memorial Hospital Central
Rehab Patient Care Unit
1400 E. Boulder St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(map & directions)
719-365-2777

 

Hospital operator: 719-365-5000
Free garage parking & valet

 

Outpatient:

 

175 S. Union Blvd., Ste. 250
719-365-5642

 

1902 W. Colorado Ave.
719-365-5742

 

415 Rockrimmon Blvd.
719-365-6871

 

3663 Star Ranch Rd.
719-365-2821

 

2999 New Center Pt.
719-365-5842

 

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Step 3. Our Treatments & Procedures
Step 4. Patient Stories
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Below are several courageous and inspirational physical medicine and rehabilitation patient stories:

Meet Nancy ... Cancer Survivor. Proactive About Her Therapy for Lymphedema

Nancy was a dedicated art and music teacher when a diagnosis of breast cancer threatened to change her life. Nancy teaches music and art to kindergarteners, first and second graders. She loves what she does and her diagnosis of breast cancer was devastating. She had a partial mastectomy and knew that her risk for lymphedema was great.

 

Nancy took a very proactive approach to her condition. She wanted to do everything possible to ensure a full recovery. She met with care team members from the physical medicine and rehabilitation center at Memorial Hospital prior to her surgery. They checked her range of motion and gave her exercises that she could start 48 hours after her surgery. The physical therapist also recommended a book that taught massage.

 

The surgery went well. Nancy felt very connected with the surgeon and staff at Memorial. "I felt well cared for from the beginning. The staff all communicated so well and the departments are well connected."

 

Nancy wanted to play a major role in her recovery. She found the resources at Memorial to help her do just that. She is taking excellent care of herself and her recovery is well underway.

 

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Meet Melodie and Baby Charlotte ... Successful Therapy and Treatment for Clubfeet

With casts on both feet at five days old, Charlotte faces a year of therapy and treatment for her clubfeet. Charlotte's mother was panicked and very upset to learn that her unborn child had a disorder called clubfoot. She and her husband did a lot of research and were determined to treat Charlotte's condition without surgery.

 

So when she was five days old, Charlotte started rehab at Memorial. "The therapists were fantastic, they gave us handouts, diagrams, taught us the terminology and explained the structure of the foot," explains Charlotte's mother, Melodie. "Memorial cares about the whole family and includes everyone in the healing process. They knew what we were going through and encouraged all of us to come to Charlotte's therapy sessions." The therapist even showed Charlotte’s sister how to do exercises with her.

 

Charlotte is making progress. Her condition started as a serious, class three condition. It is now classified as class two, or moderate. The family is continuing rehab and hoping to avoid surgery. Of the Memorial staff, Melodie says, "They care so much. They have become part of our family."

 

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