Listening Time — 45 minutes
September 3, 2020: Physical therapist Carol-Ann Nelson is helping people with neurologic conditions enjoy the great outdoors. The program she founded is Destination Rehab. It is a hub of adventure. It enables independence. And it has become a community for participants ages 18 to 90+ years. It serves people with conditions like stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson disease.
Participants receive physical therapy and enjoy lake activities, scenic bike trails, and mountain views. They can even embark on multiday retreats.
Joining us to share her experience is outdoor enthusiast Sally McAllister. Sally feared that her time to hike, bike, and kayak had run out due to progressive multiple sclerosis. But then she met Carol-Ann and the staff and volunteers at Destination Rehab. Now she calls the facility a "game-changer."
Listen in as Carol-Ann shares stories of memorable participants. And learn how healthy movement, neurologic recovery, and just plain fun can be had through physical therapy.
Helen Keller once said, "One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." That quote motivated Carol-Ann to create Destination Rehab.
Here's our conversation with Carol-Ann and Sally.