John Tousignant
  John’s Rehabilitation Story In early August, outside of Manchester, NH, A car crossed over to the lane John was driving in and hit him head-on. An ambulance rushed John to Elliot Hospital where he remained for an extended period of time. John suffered through a fractured femur and hip,…
Kurt Christensen
Kurt Christensen, “KC,” was on track to join the PGA Tour when he suffered from a traumatic brain injury in 2008.   The car he was riding in swerved off the road, resulting in a near-fatal accident. KC was rushed to the hospital where he lay in a coma for over a…
Northeast Rehab Tewksbury Clinic
Vraj began attending physical therapy at NRHN many years ago, most recently attending therapy at the Northeast Rehab Tewksbury Clinic with Sarah Prime, DPT. Vraj enjoys coming to his therapies at NRH, especially riding the adaptive Tryke and bouncing on the big bumpy physioball. Vraj and his family have the…
Our patient Anthony
When Anthony was discharged from a local hospital with a fractured ankle and two broken ribs, he just wanted to go home rather than to a rehab hospital.  After he was admitted to Northeast Rehab, he decided, against his doctors orders, that he didn’t want to stay.  However, his wife and our…
It was a bittersweet afternoon for Paul and his rehab team as he prepared to go home.  Paul came to Northeast Rehab after surviving a stroke and during his stay he  made strong connections with everyone involved with his care.  In celebration of his hard work and fantastic attitude, our staff…
Stroke Survivor
Reginald “Reggie” Lavigne came to Northeast Rehab after suffering a debilitating stroke in the late spring of 2017. It left him weak and unable to fully use one side of his body; however, he was lucky to be alive. Reggie’s wife recognized the signs of a stroke and swiftly called…
Fred our Patient
When Fred needed rehab after back surgery, he told his doctor, “My choice, as the patient, is to go to Northeast Rehab!” He knew exactly where he wanted to go because Fred had been a patient with us before.
Spine
  Avid hiker regains her momentum after suffering from a cavernous malformation on her spine. Stephanie, 28, was hiking the mountains of Belize when she first lost the use of her legs. In March 2016, Stephanie was diagnosed with a congenital cavernous malformation on her spine after losing strength in…
Driver Rehabilitation
Gary is driving again thanks to NRHN Nashua patient Gary Petzold gets back behind the wheel after a spinal cord injury. Hear what he has to say about  NRHN’s Driver Rehabilitation Program. Getting back on the road after a debilitating injury can be a daunting task; the roads are the same but…
Brain Injury Recovery Stories
Brain Injury Recovery Stories inspire and awe us every day. They are one of the many reasons why we do, what we do. John Mullen came to us two months ago after suffering from a cerebral aneurysm. Hear what he has to say about our Nashua Rehabilitation facility and the staff that…
Patient doing push ups with her therapists
Our patient, Michelle Proulx, is a real-life superwoman!  She was admitted to our Portsmouth hospital following a below the knee amputation in May.  Michelle was recently discharged to home at an independent level with a walker. On her last day she won a push up contest with her two therapists, Zoe…
Bike
Olivia has considerable muscle weakness and decreased tone in her arms, legs and trunk which makes it difficult for her to participate in many activities like other children her age.  The Amtryke will give her the opportunity to increase her strength while enjoying age appropriate activities.  Her big sister couldn’t…
Derrick Vossbrink
Three weeks ago, Derrick Vossbrink had a tractor-trailer land on top of his pick up truck.  He was transported to Elliot Hospital where the orthopedic trauma team performed three surgeries to repair his fractured kneecap and injured shoulder and hip. His surgeon, Dr. Bryan K. Houseman, says that Derrick’s prognosis is…
Home Care patient Carol
Northeast Rehab is committed to caring for patients in the best setting for their recovery. After discharge, some patients like Carol Rivard are not mobile enough to continue therapy at one of our outpatient clinics. Home care is a great opportunity for patients on the road to recovery.  Patients admitted…
Sammy on his bike
Sammy began attending physical therapy at Northeast Rehab many years ago, most recently attending therapy at our Tewksbury clinic with Sarah Prime, DPT. Sammy enjoys coming to his therapies at Northeast Rehab and hugging all the girls as well as working on independent walking, standing, and bouncing on the physioball…
Pediatric rehabilitation
Reese started coming to Northeast Rehab when she was almost two; she had yet to walk without help. Pediatric rehabilitation was recommended and Reese started her recovery journey with us. “Without a clear diagnosis, treatment to promote motor skill attainment can be tricky as you  try to determine what will and will…