Patient Stories

"They say laughter is the best medicine, but therapy can really help. I found muscles I didn't know I still had!"

George Eberhardt
Orthopedic Patient

According to George Eberhardt, if you live long enough, you're bound to run into trouble. And he should know. At age 106, George ran into some trouble when walking. His doctor said it was due in part to osteoarthritis and recommended a program of physical therapy through Kessler's Outpatient Rehabilitation Services.

George, who played tennis until about ten years ago, was an exceptional patient, not because of his age, but his attitude. He approached his therapy the same way he approached his life: with a sense of adventure, a sense of humor and his wife Marie by his side.

He worked hard to achieve his goals, just as he had during his 44-year career at Bell Labs, and an additional 37 years with Drew University. He came to every session with a smile on his face and a joke or two to share with his treatment team.

George says the secret to longevity — as well as a successful program of rehabilitation – is to always look ahead, have great expectations for the future… and to be sure to have some ice cream every day!

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