Miracles of Rehabilitation: Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital Patient John Durkin

12/01/2011

One morning, hip discomfort that led to severe back and groin pain made it impossible for John Durkin to stand. As a result, he went to the emergency department at the UMass Memorial campus. There, physicians determined he was experiencing a spontaneous bleed into the muscle responsible for leg movement and spine flexibility. But it was the unusual cause of the bleed that necessitated his transfer to the University campus.

Weakened after more than a month of bed rest, Mr. Durkin began working to improve his endurance, strength, range of motion and core functioning at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital. By discharge he was walking more than 100 feet using a walker. That distance greatly increased through his follow-up care at Fairlawn’s Outpatient Center

Read more about Mr. Durkin’s story, courtesy of The Worcester Telegram & Gazette and Hospital Newspaper.

Source: www.telegram.com and www.hospitalnewspaper.com

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John Durkin

I’m very pleased with the progress I have made so far and happy to be settled in a new home, spending time with my wife, our six children and 11 grandchildren.

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