Occupational therapy and physical therapy share the common aim of improving a person’s functional ability and quality of life. While there is much crossover between the two therapies, there are significant differences. Both are uniquely specialized in their areas of expertise.
On a summer’s day Alexis Beshures’ life changed forever. She suffered a spinal cord injury after the rope she was swinging on over the Edisto River snapped. Watch how the Roper Rehabilitation Hospital helped her walk again after the accident.
In early October, Courtney Richardson was driving when a deer ran into the roadway. As she veered to avoid it her car flipped ejecting her out. Her severe injuries, including a brain injury, required her to be air-lifted to a trauma hospital, where she remained in a comatose state until Christmas.
Philip Floyd was at home when he suddenly dropped with what is often called a widow maker heart attack. “He was rushed to the hospital where he coded several times,” recalls his wife Rhonda. “The doctors came out and told me that he wouldn’t survive.
In 2009, a motorcycle accident left Ben Thompson with a spinal cord injury. Ben started going to the Roper St. Francis Center for Spinal Cord Injury for specialized care and to learn from other people with similar injuries.
It was Sunday evening and Connie had felt funny all day. “My hand was numb and I kept shaking it to make it feel better,” she said. She knew something was still wrong when she went to her job as an elementary school cafeteria manager the next morning.
George, who delivers soda to businesses, was doing his route downtown when he was struck by a car. His leg was broken and he also experienced other complications. Learn how the Roper St. Francis Home Care team helped him on his road to recovery.