Hero’s Journey: Ms. Patsy

Ms. Patsy has met and overcome the challenges of Cerebral Palsy throughout her life. When she came to Spring City Care and Rehabilitation, she was in a manual wheelchair and having difficulty with independent mobility, with only having the use of one arm to propel. Our Occupational therapy staff worked with Patsy and discussed progressing her to a power chair. Patsy loved the idea but was a little nervous because she had never tried using a power chair before. They fitted her to a chair with maintenance adapting the hand control per OT recommendations and the training began.

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Occupational Therapy provided instruction over several weeks, then put her to a safety test. She PASSED with flying colors. She now can go throughout the facility inside and outside independently. She states, “I love my independence! I don’t have to depend on anyone to get anywhere.”
We would like to give a Shout out to Melissa Mueller, OTR and Kristi Bowen, COTA for the excellent work they did with Patsy we are so fortunate to have them on our Team! Happy Occupational Therapy Month!