When a torn ACL sidelined Abby Wagner from her favorite sport, the Jac-Cen-Del graduate was determined to get back in the game as soon as possible. Following an ACL reconstruction in July 2014, Abby immediately started physical therapy at Margaret Mary’s Rehab Center. Thanks to hard work and her incredible therapy team, Abby was back on the basketball court by January, three months ahead of schedule.
“When I was finally able to play basketball again I cried happy tears,” said the 18-year-old whose team made it to semi-state that year. “During rehab, my therapist, Amanda (Sutton), really pushed me. At first it was tough, but I could tell I was getting stronger. She customized my plan based on my progress and even jumped in to do some of the exercises with me. I appreciated her encouragement and positivity.”
Abby enjoyed her time in physical therapy so much she returned to the rehab center in 2015 as a volunteer. And this fall, she’s excited to head off to college to pursue her newfound dream of becoming a physical therapist. We think that’s pretty incredible!
When Cynthia Geisen found out her 8-year-old son had a life-threatening brain tumor, one thing was certain. She wanted the best care possible for him. Following an extensive surgery in Cincinnati earlier this year, this busy mother of four found herself driving Matt to the city three times a week for physical, occupational and speech therapies. Little did she know, she could get the same incredible care much closer to home.
“My breaking point came one day when I had a flat tire in the pouring rain,” said Cynthia. “I was an hour from home and needed to pick my other kids up from school. First, I called AAA, and then I called Margaret Mary’s rehab department. They got Matt in quickly, and we’ve been going there ever since.
“We love Matt’s therapists. The entire staff has really gotten to know him and what works best for us. The care at Margaret Mary is much more personalized. When Matt started at Margaret Mary, he was using a wheelchair and struggled with everyday activities. Now, he can walk independently and get showered and dressed on his own. If I have any regrets, it’s that I didn’t choose Margaret Mary for Matt’s rehab from the beginning.”