Amputee Patient is Back in Full Swing of Things Thanks to HealthSouth Toms River
TOMS RIVER, N.J. – Thanks to the high-quality rehabilitative care received at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River, 63-year-old, Point Pleasant Boro, N.J., resident Ray O’Grady is back to doing the things he loved after not one, but two leg amputations.
O’Grady’s left leg was amputated below the knee in 2004 when he contracted an infection caused by a strain of staph bacteria known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) through an open wound that was dissolving his ankle. Then, in 2010, when he was faced with a rebounding infection in his toes on his right leg, doctors gave him the option to remove part of his foot or amputate the entire leg. With less chance of the infection spreading, he made the decision to have his right leg amputated below the knee.
To get him moving again, O’Grady chose HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River for his physical rehabilitation needs so that he could get back to his daily routine and activities. During his time at HealthSouth Toms River, he was also introduced to the Eastern Amputee Golfers Association and First Swing, a golf clinic designed for amputees that incorporates the aid of physical therapists. Because of this, O’Grady has found independence, therapeutic exercise and enjoyment from golfing and now travels around the country to play in tournaments.
“Being an amputee is a state of mind,” remarks O’Grady. “You are limited, but you are not limited to it.”
To learn more about HealthSouth Toms River and its programs to help patients with amputations and prosthetics regain control of their independence, call 732 244-3100 or visit www.rehabnjtomsriver.com/
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River is a 98-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout New Jersey, the hospital is located at 14 Hospital Drive and on the Web at www.rehabnj.com.
HealthSouth is the nation’s largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in terms of patients treated and discharged, revenues and number of hospitals. Operating in 29 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth’s hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.
Source: Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River