On a sunny September morning, a patient from short-term rehabilitation stands up with her walker and traverses the Maryville Therapy Courtyard.
“One month ago, I couldn’t even stand,” she recalls, “but I’m making steady progress. Out here I get real world practice while I navigate the surfaces and I get some fresh air.”
Mackie, a physical therapy assistant helping patients, says the courtyard is beneficial.
“It is functional training. There are different surfaces and inclines and declines. Some of the surfaces are challenging. It helps the patients using the walker on a variety of surfaces, not just the tile and carpet inside.”
Maryville Therapy Courtyard was intentionally designed to help patients improve and regain mobility. The Therapy Courtyard is used by short-short term rehabilitation residents as well as long-term residents at Maryville.
Maryville Therapy Courtyard features a number of plants and trees, making it a pleasant environment for the residents to build their strength.
Residents of Maryville have benefited from the Therapy Courtyard since it was opened and dedicated in 2015. The Therapy Courtyard was made possible thanks to a gift from Joseph J. and Edith A. Cholick.
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