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Saddlebrook resident raves about her recovery at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson

Carol Ann Hubbard Small, a spry and youthful-looking woman, and a SaddleBrooke resident for nine years, is a phenom, although she would be the last person to say this of herself. She is extremely talented, as she creates fiber art, paints with watercolors, quilts and, in addition, makes beautiful Kumihimo. Kumihimo means “gathered threads.”

In May 2023, Carol Ann sustained an in-home injury that fractured her femur, requiring major surgery. After a week in the hospital, Carol Ann was sent to the Encompass Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson, where she had extensive physical and occupational therapy, in order to achieve certain goals and outcomes to transition back to home. These therapies were integral for Carol Ann’s come back from the accident. Carol Ann cannot say enough about her orthopedic surgeon and the rehab center staff who were all compassionate and excellent in every way!

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