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Former Quadriplegic Patient Able to Walk Out of Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital
Date:6/10/2009

DALLAS, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- When he arrived at Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital Oct. 20, 2008, Michael Hulshouser was a quadriplegic, stricken by Guillain-Barre Syndrome and barely able to lift his head. Four months later, under the care of his physician, therapist and the rehabilitation staff, the 48-year-old father of two was able to walk by himself with the aid of a walker. "My son said that all he wanted for Christmas was for me to be able to walk," says Hulshouser. "Three weeks after Christmas and three days before my birthday I was able to do that."

Hulshouser says the Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital staff has done wonderful things for him. "I had given up," he says. "They brought me back." He also says the hospital has great food and the chef honored any special requests he made. "I gained over 25 pounds while I was there," he says. The great food, he says, lifted his spirits and aided in his recovery.

"Mr. Hulshouser was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome which is a rare neurological disorder that can cause weakness, numbness, and in some cases complete paralysis," says Bobby Huynh, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist on the medical staff at Methodist Health System. "Through hard work, perseverance and the physical and occupational therapy he received at Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital, Mr. Hulshouser made a miraculous recovery from being quadriplegic to being able to walk again. The rehabilitation he received has given him a new lease on life."

About Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital

The 40-bed facility offers specialized care to patients recovering from strokes; brain and spinal cord injuries; multi-trauma, neurological disorders; cardiopulmonary procedures; and complex orthopedic surgeries such as amputations, hip fractures, and joint replacements. Amenities at the 48,000-square-foot facility include a therapeutic pool; therapy gym with the latest in rehabilitative equipment; therapy courtyard; indoor and outdoor dining and recreational areas; and activities-of-daily-living training suites. Patients are under the care of specialists who provide nursing care, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, respiratory therapy, nutritional counseling and case management. This hospital is the only one of its kind in the southwest Dallas area.

Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital is an independent, legal entity separate from Methodist Health System, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center and Methodist Hospitals of Dallas.

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) uses some of the latest medical technology and research to bring quality health care to individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.


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