After a prolonged hospital stay, Melissa came to Rehab America Martin with multiple medical conditions, including wounds and sepsis. Her weakened state made it difficult for her to perform basic self-care tasks, and she was dependent on others to move around.
Despite her challenges, Melissa was eager to participate in the therapy program to get better. She set a goal for herself to be able to walk again with no assistive device so she could go back home to her mother and dog, "Rascal". She also recognized that her weight was limiting her progress and worked hard to shed 35+ lbs during therapy.
With the help of physical and occupational therapy, nursing, and consistent perseverance, Melissa successfully reached her goals. She learned proper positioning for pressure relief, body alignment, and transfer techniques to facilitate out-of-bed activities and promote wound healing.
Melissa's hard work paid off, and she is now able to walk independently with no device, cook in the kitchen, and play with her furry friend "Rascal" at the park. We celebrate Melissa's incredible journey and wish her all the best.