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Making The Walk

For James River High School senior Michaela Morris, completing high school and going to Randolph Macon College was only one part of her plan. She wanted to surprise both sets of grandparents and walk across the stage to receive her diploma.

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Knee-Haw: A Patient Testimonial

In February, I started outpatient PT for bilateral knee replacements. I took a lot of time choosing my provider and could not be happier with my choice of Sheltering Arms at Reynolds Crossing in Richmond.

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Shaking To Throwing Punches

When Jerry Clendenning began shaking a few years ago, his doctor told him it was probably a side effect of his back medication. Eventually, the shaking got worse. In December 2016, after feeling dizzy and light-headed, the 76-year-old veteran was admitted to the hospital where the on-call neurologist confirmed Jerry had Parkinson’s disease (PD) not a stroke.

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Back On The Bike

When Morris Thompson found out he needed double knee replacement surgery, he knew there was only one place for his recovery – Sheltering Arms.

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Returning To Work With Strength And Confidence

Working in law enforcement, Robert Davis was used to staying active and at the top of his game. After sustaining an on-the-job injury, however, everything changed.

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Mom Keeps Up With Triplets With Help Of PT

Two years ago, Deidre Harris was struggling with poor strength and muscle weakness. It’s no wonder, given that her body was performing a miracle…times three! That’s right, she was carrying triplets

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Returning To The Game After Concussion

Three weeks following a concussion she sustained playing keeper for the JV lacrosse team, Christa Hill is eager to get back on the field. At the advice of her school’s trainer and the ER physician, the Lee Davis freshman came to the Total Concussion Care program at Sheltering Arms, where she has participated in intensive physical therapy to ensure a full recovery and safe return to play.

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Stroke Awareness Month: Patient Profile

In her distinguished career, including prominent positions such as state delegate and rector of the Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors, Panny Rhodes has always been active and independent. In fact, she and her husband Jim had returned from a trip to the Mediterranean just days before Panny experienced a life-changing event – a devastating stroke.

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Volunteer Has Special Connection With Sheltering Arms

When Chris Bragg was a patient at Sheltering Arms in September 2009, he had no idea that it was just the beginning of something much bigger “When I first came to Sheltering Arms after my stroke, I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t talk, I couldn’t swallow,” says Bragg.

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Traumatic Brain Injury: The Process Of Help And Healing

Theresa Ashbury’s son Wesley was a thriving high school student and baseball player in 1997 when, in an instant, his life changed forever. He was only 17 years old and he sustained a traumatic brain injury as the result of a car accident.

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The Power To Overcome – From One Type Of Stroke To Another

At 100, Marie Kelleher is more active than many people half her age. She swims several days a week and recently set a national record for the 50-meter freestyle – not the first title she holds for such an event. Even more impressive, this was her first swim meet since experiencing a stroke just a few short months ago.

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