Goal set. Goal achieved.




This is the picture of a man who just achieved a goal that was months in the making.

Dr. Craig Eaton, Superintendent of the Clinton School District, is pictured above at the completion of a 100 mile bike race on July 4, 2014.  Just three months earlier Dr. Eaton had his hip replaced which makes his accomplishment even more remarkable.

Following his surgery Dr. Eaton began Physical Therapy at GVMH’s Rehab and Wellness facility on Ohio Street in Clinton.  At his first appointment, he stated his personal goal was to complete a 100 mile bike race on July 4th, just 3 months after his surgery.  Using his personal goal to help mold and personalize the treatment plan, therapy staff educated Dr. Eaton on how to safely begin to build his endurance and strength, and gave him a home exercise program that included a progressive cycling routine using a recumbent bike initially, transitioning to his racing bike in a stander followed by cycling on his race bike.

As you can see above Dr. Eaton did complete his 100 mile bike race on July 4th, and he extended a thank you to the GVMH the physical therapy staff for helping him meet his goal and return him to cycling and many other things in life that he struggled with prior to his surgery.

Congratulations Dr. Eaton!


About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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