Phyllis Hartman’s Recovery Story

After a stroke, LifeWorks Rehab helped her get back home and back to the work she loves.

I suffered a cerebral stroke while attending church which left me with a number of problems. It affected the left side of my body, and my left leg was just like jelly – I couldn’t hold any weight on it, and it would literally just buckle right under me. I knew that I needed intensive therapy to get back home, and I couldn’t have chosen a better place than Springtree Health & Rehabilitation Center.

What most motivated me in my recovery was getting back to work and to my family. I’m not a person who likes sitting still, and from the very first moment I arrived at Springtree Health & Rehabilitation Center, I was 100% focused on doing what I needed to do to get back home, and my LifeWorks Rehab therapists were every bit as focused as I was. I was determined that I was going to get well and I knew that they were the right people to help me do it. Right from the start, I was in therapy as much as three times a day. I was working every second, and my LifeWorks Rehab therapists were right there working with me. Everyone I encountered at Springtree Health & Rehabilitation Center was simply amazing. This isn’t just a job for them – they really care about your recovery. It makes them feel good to see you achieve your goals. They have a personal connection to you, and are genuinely connected on a personal level to your recovery.

Initially I had expected to be out of work for seven months while I recovered from my stroke, but with the excellent care I received at Springtree Health & Rehabilitation Center and the intensive LifeWorks Rehab program, I was able to return home in 30 days, and was back on the job in only three months. If you’d seen me when I arrived, you would never in a million years think I’d be able to get back to work in just three months. It was a truly miraculous recovery.