Left to right: Dawn Judd, occupational therapist; Clifford Gann; and Lori Williams, physical therapist assistant

When spinal stenosis caused multiple compression fractures for Clifford Gann, he was sad that he wasn’t able to do one of his favorite activities – fishing.

 

Gann decided to do his rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Greeneville, Tennessee, and came to the facility on June 14, 2019. He needed extensive assistance for bathing and dressing, as well as moderate assistance with standing balance and some assistance with grooming, walking, bed mobility, transfers and sitting balance.

 

Physical and occupational therapists focused on helping Gann reach his goals and get back in shape so he could resume his hobbies. Gann worked on balance activities, as well as chest wall stretching and back extension strengthening to improve his posture and maintain his balance while standing on a variety of surfaces.

 

“My experience exceeded my expectations,” said Gann

 

Gann returned home on July 3, independent and ready to go fishing again.