Rehab Patient, Hot Springsshare
People respond to traumatic spine injuries in a variety of ways. Kesha Pilot responded by rising above it. As an active advocate for people with spinal cord injuries, Kesha not only participates in events like Roll On Capitol Hill, but is also starting her own support group for people like herself.
"We want to build relationships with legislators and work towards finding solutions that help people in chairs out," she said.
A couple of years ago, a car accident left Kesha paralyzed from the waist down. The team at Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute (BHRI) was called to action within a few weeks of the accident to help her recover. The first year "in the chair" was challenging, and Kesha was inspired to devote her time and experience to helping others overcome all obstacles.
Keep on rising. Keep on overcoming. #KeepOnAmazing
Baptist Health Rehabilitation Services
Individuals with a variety of diagnoses may benefit from rehabilitation services. The comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program focuses on the physical, emotional, psychological and social improvements that will help each individual patient reach their highest level of function and independence. Programs are available to benefit individuals with amputation, brain injury, and spinal cord injury, among others.
Baptist Health Rehabilitation strives to provide a smooth transition from inpatient rehabilitation to life at home, work and the community. To continue the reinforcement of the strengths and skills that an individual acquires in the inpatient program, arrangements for outpatient therapy or home health services will be made when indicated. The professionals at Baptist Health Rehabilitation have the skills, equipment, and facilities to simulate the types of mobility situations that will challenge the patients in their homes. With fully equipped kitchens, bedrooms, living room arrangements, bathrooms with movable toilets, tubs and showers, we can create situations specific to each patient's home setting which results in efficient training and better carry-over after discharge.