Cortland Acres’ Blackwater Rehab celebrates success  

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Thomas, WV – The Blackwater Short-term Rehab Center, an extension of Cortland Acres, held a Going Home Party to celebrate the successful completion of rehabilitation of four residents. Following weeks of hard work to overcome physical obstacles, each resident completed individual treatment plans to return home and resume their normal life.


New friends Donna Wolfe and Martha Wolfe celebrate at the recent “Going Home Party” at Cortland’s Blackwater Short-term Rehab Center.

“We couldn’t be more proud”, explains physical therapist Brooke Mangold, PT, DPT. “Each of these residents pushed themselves through physical and sometimes even emotional challenges to achieve their individual goals. It’s so easy to just give up in the face of pain, but they didn’t give up on themselves.  We were there for every step and every milestone to make sure they returned home to pick up where they left off.”

“I’ve loved my stay here at Blackwater”, explains Phyllis Armentrout. “Not having to cook or clean has really helped me concentrate on getting better, faster.” Donna Wolfe credits Blackwater Short-term Rehab Center for getting her back on her feet. “I really didn’t think I’d ever walk again. Thanks to my talented surgeon and the physical therapists here at Cortland, I’m actually better and stronger than before. I even lost forty pounds too! I would definitely recommend Blackwater Rehab to anyone needing physical therapy.”