To say Maggi Thorne is tough is an understatement. The Lincolnite is a former standout UNL track athlete, mom of three and a five-year competitor on the popular television show American Ninja Warrior. After sustaining a concussion during the May finals course in Oklahoma, Maggi’s been recovering with outpatient therapy at Madonna TherapyPlus.
Madonna therapists are accustomed to helping patients of all ages recover from stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury and complex medical issues, and from time to time, rare complications and diseases affecting mobility, cognition and ability to perform daily tasks. Such is the case with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a condition commonly described as “polio-like”, primarily affecting children. The condition affects the gray matter area of the spinal cord, which causes muscle weakness, diminished reflexes, and in the most extreme cases, respiratory failure.
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals sponsored the 2019 AgrAbility National Training Workshop, the premier training event addressing issues of disability in agriculture. The event was held March 25-28 at the Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln.