Equipment Helps Patients Gain Confidence

J.W. Sommer Rehabilitation Unit at Shoals Adds Vehicle

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Lori Ann Cantu, and patient Mary Kelly worked on getting in and out of a vehicle as part of Ms. Kelley’s therapy at J.W. Sommer Rehabilitation at Shoals Hospital.

The vehicle is a new addition to J.W. Sommer and is designed to help therapy patients practice getting into and out of a vehicle as they prepare for discharge and look ahead to resuming their regular lives.

Ms. Kelley was among the first patients at Sommer to use the new piece of equipment. She said it gave her the confidence she needed to return to her life at home and to regain her independence.

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