Rebecca "Becky" Tegeler is gaining independence after surviving a stroke. Learn more about what motivated the Lincoln Public Schools guidance counselor during her recovery journey.
For Tito Vigan, weightlifting was a huge part of his life. But one day, a simple back exercise caused him to lose that ability and much more. After experiencing a rare stroke on his spinal cord, Tito came to Madonna unable to move from the waist down. Slowly but surely, he recovered his mobility. Watch and read about how he pushed forward and eventually got back to the gym.
Madonna’s CARF-accredited stroke program serves adults and children nationwide who benefit from the combination of holistic caring and specialized technology utilized by clinicians with extensive training in stroke recovery. “Madonna offers very high-level technology and services that can help these individuals get back to what they want to do faster,” Amy Goldman, PT, DPT, Madonna’s stroke program manager, said. “The Armeo®Power is hugely beneficial because you can get mass repetition of that movement and retrain the brain how to move that side of the body again.” Read more about how the Armeo®Power, Madonna’s latest piece of technology, can lead to better outcomes for stroke survivors.
Every patient that comes to Madonna has their own recovery goals. For many, they’re determined to walk out the front doors on their own. For brain injury and stroke survivor Ashton Penrod, it’s all she thought about. From not being able to feel her left side to walking out all on her own, Ashton’s story reminds us how powerful we can all be.
As a mom and flight attendant, Emily Motycka was used to multitasking and operating at a very high level. A stroke in August at an airport in Seattle nearly brought life to a halt. But, with a strong desire to return to her family in Omaha and a strong support system, she’s proving the sky’s the limit for her recovery.