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Success Stories

  • randi3
    Randi
    Long Branch, NJ

    In January of this year, I fell in my home and sustained 4th and 5th metacarpal fractures, which led to severe edema, pain, loss of motion, strength and function in my dominant right hand. I was completely devastated. There would be no more yoga for me...for a while....and besides the obvious physical limitations, I was deeply affected psychologically by my inability to go to work or participate in yoga.   

    All that changed once I began to receive treatment from Andrea Garcia, MSW, OTR/L – center manager of Kessler in Howell, NJ. Once under her care, there was never a doubt in my mind about a full recovery and a return to my beloved yoga practice. Andrea listened attentively and with an obvious compassion to my goals... answered all of my questions about the injury...and encouraged me to work hard toward regaining the strength and function in my hand.  I knew immediately that I was in the right hands....my spirits were lifted and I knew I was on my way.

    I have been in Andrea's care now since the middle of May, and it’s been a wonderful journey. She tailored my home care to my love of yoga and ALWAYS encouraged me to push to the next level. Each time I left the center after working with her, my hand and wrist were without the usual stiffness and tension, and eventually I began to grow stronger and stronger.   

    As I write this today, I am once again participating in my favorite advanced yoga classes, performing challenging arm balances and even handstands!  Beginning next week, I will be able to participate in an intensive yoga teacher training that is 5 days per week, 5 hours per day.  I feel as though Andrea gave me my life back and would like to also acknowledge Leslie, Amanda and the rest of the Howell team, whose positivity and kindness I am grateful for.  

    Kessler Rehabilitation Center in Howell has a wonderful upbeat vibe and is staffed with specialists who are always happy to help. Thank you to everyone who contributed to my healing!