At Their Peak: Pediatric Patients with Cerebral Palsy Hit the Slopes

HSS pediatric patients skiing in Colorado

As recently recounted in a series of blog posts, members of the HSS Pediatric Rehab team traveled to the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, Colorado, to ski with a group of current and former patients from Hospital for Special Surgery and our Pediatric Rehabilitation Department. The “Big Apple Skiers,” as they call themselves, include four young adults, aged 16 to 23, and one 9-year-old, all with cerebral palsy.

“This program is life changing for everybody involved,” said Maureen Suhr, pediatric physical therapist at the CA Technologies Recreation Center.

To read the blog series, click here.

Topics: Pediatrics
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  1. People with cerebral palsy often have other conditions related to developmental brain abnormalities, such as intellectual disabilities, vision and hearing problems, or seizures. A broad spectrum of treatments may help minimize the effect of cerebral palsy and improve a person’s functional abilities.

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