Meet Arthur McGuire, Nickname….Superman!

“ Staff here are my super heroes and I would recommend this rehab to anyone.”

Arthur was working at a construction site when he fell 40 feet from a roof and sustained serious injuries. Upon admission , he required moderate to maximum assist with bathing, dressing, bed mobility, transfers and ambulation. Initially, he was using a wheelchair to get around and his activities were limited by endurance, fatigue, pain and weight bearing restrictions.

Arthur had a right arm external fixator and his brace sported the Superman logo. This had significant meaning to Arthur as Superman was a nickname given to him by the media after he was struck by lightning earlier in his life and survived. Remembering the strength he found during his recovery from the lightening strike, he remained motivated by drawings of Superman posted in his room.

During his stay he made significant gains in all areas, which he attributes to his motivation to get home as well as the staff’s dedication to his care and recovery. Arthur felt everyone at Northeast Rehab was fantastic, professional and encouraging at all times.

Now, Arthur is independent in transfers, Activities of Daily Living and gets around with platform crutches. He is now able to transfer in and out of a car independently.

A trial home visit helped educate his family about Arthur’s needs for a safe discharge home. Upon discharge from the acute care hospital, Arthur was scheduled to go to a different rehab hospital, but people he knew in the medical profession recommended Northeast Rehab. Thus at the last minute he decided to come to our hospital. He feels that it was the best decision he could have made for his rehab.