Tag Archive: brain injury

Focus on family helps stroke survivor and his support system
In the News, Patient Stories
November 28, 2023

When 45-year-old Johnny Renaud had a stroke in September, his family and friends made sure someone was with him at all times. His Madonna care team incorporated this support system directly into his therapy, with caregiver training nearly every single day. Not only did it make them feel more confident assisting with his care needs, it motivated Johnny to push himself further and work harder.

High-intensity gait training: a step in the right direction
In the News
October 10, 2023

Every October, we celebrate Physical Therapy Month to raise awareness about the awesome benefits of physical therapy. Today, we’d like to highlight high-intensity gait training, an evidence-based approach Madonna’s PT staff are using with patients to improve or restore their ability to walk. One Madonna patient called HIGT, “fertilizer to your brain.” Learn more here. #physicaltherapymonth

Helmet saves motorcyclist’s life, Madonna rebuilds it
In the News, Patient Stories
September 07, 2023

When he first heard about Nebraska’s new motorcycle helmet law, 20-year-old Cole Bottger looked forward to riding his motorcycle without a helmet. Now, he’s grateful he wore one after all. A serious motorcycle accident left him with broken bones and a spinal cord injury, but no brain trauma. Watch the video to hear how his Madonna care team incorporated his passion for motorcycles into his therapy sessions and got him back to work at a local Harley-Davidson dealership.

Mom’s nurturing spirit shines on other patients during brain injury recovery
In the News, Patient Stories
August 30, 2023

Lynne Milimu is rarely seen without a smile on her face. Her care team at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals describes her as a ball of sunshine and a positive light. She spends hours in the cafeteria of the specialized brain injury unit chatting with other patients and cheering them on in therapy. But this is a transformation that didn’t happen overnight.. Lynne and her care team worked together to heal her mind and body after she sustained a brain injury as the result of a traumatic event on Mother’s Day.