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Tag Archive: occupational therapy

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.

South Dakota woman no stranger to medical rehabilitation
In the News, Patient Stories
June 15, 2023

As a medication aide, Michelle Thompson of Deadwood, South Dakota, is used to caring for others. But after a spinal cord injury, she had “her opportunity to be cared for”, occupational therapist Kelsey Elting said, and this wasn’t even her first medically-challenging experience. Learn more about how her mental fortitude helped her road to recovery at Madonna.

Faith, expert care played equal roles in Lincoln priest’s recovery at Madonna
In the News, Patient Stories
May 18, 2023

After an infection caused an amputation and eye loss for the Rev. Robert Matya, it became clear that he needed medical rehabilitation. The director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Newman Center arrived at Madonna weak and unable to walk. Not only did he receive daily physician visits to manage his complex medical condition, but he also underwent physical and occupational therapy and received care from our spiritual care team. The faith and Catholic identity of Madonna was exactly what he needed on his road to recovery. You can learn more about his experience here.

Incorporating virtual reality into therapy improves patient outcomes
In the News
April 20, 2023

Madonna prides itself on being on the leading edge of rehabilitation technology. That now includes virtual reality! Thanks to generous donors at Madonna Miracle Night in December, we were able to purchase two different virtual reality systems to incorporate into therapy. Here’s how our occupational therapists are utilizing these pieces of equipment to improve patient outcomes!