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KM Rehab Superstar

Hilmar came to Kirkwood Manor from home after a short hospitalization due to health issues which greatly affected his daily living activities such as standing, walking, spending time with family, or leaving his home.

When Hilmar arrived at Kirkwood Manor his balance, muscle strength, and gait were severely impaired due to his health issues. This also lead to is inability to not being able to walk without physical assistance or complete his daily living activities such as dressing, getting up and down from his bed or chair without physical assistance.

Hilmar’s health issues required muscle strengthening, balance training, gait training, and muscle endurance training to assist in increasing his ability to complete his daily activities. Hilmar began working with Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy on a daily basis to increase his overall strength, balance, and independence with his daily activities. He also focused on higher level cognitive tasks to keep his mental focus and increase his independence. Hilmar was always motivated, upbeat and energetic to improve his level of function and increase his independence every day in treatment.

Hilmar has made significant gains towards all of his therapy goals and is now walking with supervision which allows him to complete his daily tasks much easier than when he was in his wheelchair.

Hilmar worked hard every day with the Kirkwood Manor therapy team and for that the therapy team is greatly thankful; and we know Hilmar is thankful and is looking forward to returning home with his family.

We are proud to announce Hilmar K. as our KM Rehab Superstar for the month for December 2018! His hard work and determination are inspiring to all of us!