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Motherhood motivates stroke survivor in therapy
In the News
May 06, 2021

Between her three kids, a full-time job at an orthopedic hospital, and the occasional sand volleyball game, Andrea Kuester is a busy woman. A stroke in February temporarily sidelined the 39-year-old former college athlete, but her can-do attitude is proving key to her successful rehabilitation journey.

Lincoln man back to work in aviation one year after serious spinal cord injury
In the News
February 04, 2021

The last few years have been a roller coaster ride for James Rosenkranz. After breaking his leg in a 2018 car crash, James’ hope for a brief recovery has turned into years of rehabilitation. While healing from trauma, he developed a blood clot that traveled to his lungs causing a pulmonary embolism, and wound up in the hospital again. James slipped into a two-week coma, losing function of both legs. Doctors weren’t optimistic, giving James only an 11% chance of recovering. But that didn’t stop the retired Navy veteran from setting the bar high working with his care team at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals-Lincoln Campus.

Research Institute fosters innovation in the next generation
In the News
February 02, 2021

Madonna’s Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering solves patients’ and clinicians’ rehabilitation challenges by developing technological solutions. To solve one of these problems, Institute researchers expanded the ability of the Madonna ICARE by SportsArt to capture information that will guide use of the technology for individuals focusing on recovering arm function. The ICARE is a patented, intelligently controlled motor-assisted elliptical developed through a grant provided by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.