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New York Hospital Offers Adaptive Surfing for Patients with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy News Today—August 11, 2017

Cerebral Palsy News Today featured the HSS Adaptive Sports Academy in an article about their upcoming adaptive surfing trip for patients with cerebral palsy. According to the article, adaptive surfing helps young patients build self-confidence, independence and physical fitness.

"The Adaptive Sports Academy gives our patients a chance to develop new skills and interests, and it promotes mobility and activity. It also reinforces therapy goals by engaging participants in a new activity and requiring them to use their bodies in a new way," says Lisa S. Ipp, MD, chief of pediatric medicine at HSS.

"There is also an emotional component. Patients are so excited about what they can achieve, and parents are so thrilled to watch them. The outings have also cultivated connections between families who stay in contact long after the event ends," Dr. Ipp adds.

Peyton Katz, pediatric patient and family care coordinator at HSS, says the event is a wonderful opportunity for kids to socialize with other patients and accomplish things they didn’t realize they could achieve.

The first trip is scheduled for August 14, 2017 at Long Beach, Long Island.

Read the full article at cerebralpalsynewstoday.com

 

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