“Food First”: Eating Whole Foods for Healthy Living

“You are what you eat” is a saying we’ve all heard—but did you know that what you eat after having surgery can play an important role in your recovery and rehabilitation? Eating well can help your body heal faster. At Nathaniel Witherell, that means we focus on serving whole foods—foods that are as close to…

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Photo Gallery: Special Reception and Preview Tour of Nathaniel Witherell’s New Rehabilitation Center

Supporters of The Nathaniel Witherell attended a special reception and preview tour of the facility’s new 4,000-square-foot Rehabilitation Center on June 30, 2014.  Please view the great photos from our event: David Ormsby (center), chairman of the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell, presents a check for $1.75 million to Greenwich First Selectman Peter J. Tesei (second from right)….

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At Special Reception, Friends of Nathaniel Witherell Presents Town of Greenwich with $1.75 Million Check, Announces $9.8 Million Raised to Date for Project Renew

    David Ormsby, Chairman of the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell, Inc., announced yesterday that the Friends have helped raise $9.8 million in funds from private citizens and public sources for Project Renew, the capital campaign to modernize and refurbish The Nathaniel Witherell, the highly regarded, short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care center owned by the…

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Thank You Letter From a Grateful Rehab Patient

Recent letter sent to Allen Brown,  Witherell’s executive director, from Lorraine C. Scarpa, Ph.D., Greenwich, CT: June 5, 2014 Dear Allen, Please forgive the delay in writing to you about my truly superb experience at the Witherell after my total knee replacement on April 28. You were totally and unselfishly kind to have been with…

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Regaining Mobility After Orthopedic Surgery

One of the most important things you can do after hip, knee, or shoulder surgery is to commit to a robust, daily physical therapy program. Recovering flexibility, mobility, and strength takes time and effort, but the results are well worth it. The object is for you to engage in many of the activities you once…

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You’re Admitted for Cardiac Rehab. Now What? What to Expect from Your Treatment Program, Part II

Heart failure of any kind is a life-changing event. But even if you’ve had a heart attack or cardiac surgery, you can return to a full and active lifestyle. A supervised rehabilitation program customized to your individual needs can reduce your risk factors and enhance your heart health for life. Nathaniel Witherell’s team of rehabilitation…

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Put Your Heart Into It: What is Cardiac Rehab? Part I

When your heart fails, what saves your life might be a heart transplant, valve replacement, or other critical procedure. But what improves your quality of life may be what follows: a cardiac rehabilitation program and individualized treatment plan designed to build up your strength, endurance, and independence. The Nathaniel Witherell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has…

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