Find a doctor
Programs and services
Pregnancy and beyond » CPR and first aid » Doc Talk » Kids/parents » Support groups » Women's Health Center » Professional education »Classes and events
Visiting hours » Parking » Send a gift » Send a card » Privacy statement » Joint Commission » Recommended links » Release of information »Patient/visitor information
Request an appointment » Request a prescription » Pay your bill » Send a gift » Send a card » Medical library login » Recommended links »Online services About Sanford Health Health information Contact us
Walk-in clinic wait timesNo appointment necessary. Visit one of our convenient locations listed below.
Request an appointmentOnline appointment requests are for non-emergency appointments only. If you believe you have an emergency, please call 911 or go to the Sanford Emergency & Trauma Center.
Click here to request an appointment online »
Refill a prescriptionClick here to request your refill online »
Back to previous page ¦ Rehabilitation stories ¦ Search stories
Back on his feetHydrotherapy helps Bismarck man recover from traumatic injuries
“Being home meant everything to us,” Esley said.
Home health care was also involved, providing physical therapy and nurse visits.In early May, Esley entered the hydrotherapy pool and a new phase in his rehabilitation through Sanford Health.
Crane’s goal is for Esley to progress to a land-based therapy program. He now walks unassisted using crutches or a walker. Eventually, he will walk with a single-point cane or no assistive device. He plans to return to his job as trucking manager at Trustland Oilfield Services.
The Thortons’ sons, Esley, Rhannon and Matt, along with Matt’s wife, Pam, have been involved in every aspect of his recovery.
“Esley is a success story, but it wasn’t by chance,” Crane said. “He worked very hard, and he had great support from his family.”
The Thorton family extends heartfelt thanks to all those who have helped Esley in this journey, including the community, Esley’s healthcare providers, his employer and North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance.
Those closest to him remain his foundation.
“My family has been wonderful, and I’m so proud of them,” Esley said. “It’s amazing what others can help you do. I am truly blessed.”
Click here for more information on Sanford Rehabilitation Center or call (701) 323-6197.