Left to right: occupational therapist assistants Sara Sherrer, Asten Carman and Ryenn Watson; Earl Steen; Heather Martin, physical therapist; and Alana Goode, physical therapist assistant

Earl Steen needed rehabilitation after a fall led to a hip fracture.


When he arrived at Life Care Center of Brookfield, Missouri, on Aug. 19, 2016, Steen needed moderate assistance with walking and his self-care tasks, including getting dressed and managing his medications. He also needed some assistance with transferring from one surface to another and with standing up.


Physical and occupational therapists worked with Steen five days a week to help him recover his strength, balance, coordination and the skills he needed for taking care of himself at home. The Omnicycle recumbent bicycle and the SciFit recumbent stepper helped him with these exercises.


Steen was able to return home, independent, on Sept. 29.


“I had excellent care here,” said Steen. “It’s the best therapy, bar none.”