New York/New Jersey Veterans Healthcare Network Adaptive Sports Clinic - Northport VA Medical Center
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Northport VA Medical Center

 

New York/New Jersey Veterans Healthcare Network Adaptive Sports Clinic

Bronx VA Occupational Therapy student intern Nicole Hebert takes a shot in wheelchair basketball. Our employees got the chance to see things from the patient's perspective.

Bronx VA Occupational Therapy student intern Nicole Hebert takes a shot in wheelchair basketball. Our employees got the chance to see things from the patient's perspective.

Monday, November 29, 2010
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Northport VA Medical Center hosted the first ever New York/New Jersey Veterans Healthcare Network Adaptive Sports Clinic on Wednesday, November 17. Disabled Veterans from the New York and New Jersey areas participated in wheelchair basketball and soccer, tandem biking and goal ball for the blind, sit cycling, Golf, and Adaptive Archery. There were also other adaptive sports demonstrations.

“VA clinics like these allow veterans with disabilities to participate and succeed in ways they no longer thought were possible,” said Northport VA Medical Center Director Phillip Moschitta. “Adaptive Sports have the ability to motivate and instill confidence that extends well beyond the playing field”

The Clinic was sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network, the United States Olympic Committee/ Paralympic Division, and the NY/NJ Veterans Healthcare Network. Chris Devlin Young, a two-time Paralympic downhill skiing gold medalist was the guest speaker.

For more information on adaptive sports, please contact Ed Richards at (631) 261-4400 ext. 2113.

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