The Way We Lead / September 21, 2023
This week, we observe National Rehabilitation Awareness Week. Rehab Without Walls Speech-Language Pathologist Colin Misich has been Working Smart and Doing Good in Portland, OR.
Colin’s patient, Geoff, required multiple forms of rehabilitation after a stroke. As a team, the physical, occupational, and speech therapists, including Colin, guided Geoff through exercises and activities that facilitated his recovery and guided him toward functional independence.
Colin says, “As a TBI survivor myself, I especially appreciate the level of interdisciplinary communication and collaboration here. I had the opportunity to go out in the community and work alongside Geoff for some volunteer shifts. Seeing him put all of the strategies, tools, and recommendations from his team into action was a special moment, and a unique opportunity that clinicians don’t often get to experience.”
One of Geoff’s goals in his rehabilitation journey was to create a new normal for himself and then to accept that new normal. With help from Colin and other therapists, he started talking and participating in groups, assisting other clients in their journeys, and volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Colin, your ability to see the possibilities and maintain a consistent positive Attitude helps your patients to better envision their futures and set goals to get there. Thank you for the work that you do to help others live their best lives.
WORK SMART. DO GOOD.
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