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Dear Stacy: It’s difficult to find the right — or even enough — words to express how thankful my wife and I are for the wonderful care your staff provided to me during my recent month’s long recovery from bladder surgery. From Day 1 every single person with whom we came in contact treated us with respect, patience and kindness and always made us feel that my return to good health was really important to each of them! And, even on days when I took a little step backwards, along with professionalism, everyone brought cheer and even more encouragement...and this was from every level of your staff. It’s just really nice to be able to say, “If we had to go to rehab at any point in the future, Nemasket would be our first choice!” Thank you again for all that you and your staff have done for us! Yours truly, Russell L.


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Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough

Bionic leg aids Bob Lobel’s quest to walk freely

by Robert Greim, excerpted from bostonherald.com
Pool workouts, weight training and hobbling around on crutches just wasn’t cutting it. So the 69-year-old sports maestro and his therapists turned to the magic packed into the $40,000 AlterG Bionic Leg.

The battery-operated robotic smart-leg — that wraps around an injured limb (think “RoboCop”) — beeps, buzzes and propels the patient up stairs and down hallways. The company rents out the skintight exoskeleton for $700 to $1,000 a month, depending on hours of use.

“I enjoy using the machine, other than the fact it’s weird and makes sounds; it gives you that feedback, audio feedback, of doing it correctly or not correctly,” Lobel told the Herald as he took a test stroll at the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westboro.

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