Robert Harris with Russel Wright, occupational therapist assistant, and Brittany Neison, physical therapist.

Robert Harris, 91, came to Life Care Center of Rhea County, Tennessee, for rehabilitation after a left femur fracture.

 

When Harris arrived, he needed considerable assistance with his daily routine. The fracture made tasks such as grooming, bathing and getting dressed extremely difficult. It also significantly hindered his mobility, including walking, standing and getting in and out of bed.

 

Physical and occupational therapists used exercises focused on strengthening Harris’s lower extremities, upper body, core and trunk to help his improve his mobility. They focused on adaptive equipment training and therapeutic exercises to improve his daily living and help Harris return to his normal routine.

 

“I can’t believe how quickly Robert has recovered,” said Keith Collins, director of rehabilitation. “He was really bad after surgery but now can do everything for himself.”

 

Harris completed therapy January 16. He has regained complete independence.