Patients Share Their Inspiring Stories of Recovery

June 2, 2022

Whether you are recovering from surgery, illness or injury, the dedicated care providers at Summerlin Hospital’s Outpatient Therapy Center can help you regain strength and mobility, reduce pain and learn the skills needed for self-care. Find out what recovering patients have to say about the center.

Casey’s Story

If you are undergoing a cardiac procedure, such as balloon angioplasty or a bypass procedure, cardiac rehab can help improve your heart's health and endurance while giving you greater confidence in your ability to do what you want. Las Vegas resident Casey S. was diagnosed with a serious blockage of the "widowmaker" artery in his heart in late 2021. Cardiac rehabilitation has been an important step in recovering, he says:

“It's really turned out to be not only a strength builder, but a morale builder too … It's non-stressful. It's a little bit taxing, of course, that's the point. But it's something that gives you the strength, both mentally and physically, to go on and realize that you're going to get better, that you are better.”

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Maria’s Story

Maria Elliot suffered a motorcycle accident so severe that right after it, the only part of her body she could move was her head. Her infectious joy and determination to walk again, combined with the talents and resources available at the Outpatient Therapy Center, have helped her regain strength and movement in her arms and legs:

“The best part of my day is coming here. Why? This is what you can expect: customized, one-on-one, expert therapy training. It’s like coming in here for Olympic gold medal training. I leave here feeling like I’m an Olympic champion at moving my body. It’s literally like designer, customized training.”

Watch Maria’s full testimonial: