Wintergreen : Shenandoah University “PT & SKI Program” At Wintergreen Adaptive Sports (WAS)


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Nelson County, Virginia

Individuals with spinal cord injuries, amputation, degenerative diseases of the nervous system, MS, muscular dystrophy, CP, spina bifida, or other ambulation challenges, are invited to participate in a program that combines Physical Therapy and Adaptive Skiing. Almost anyone who walks with canes, crutches, or walker, or uses a wheelchair for mobility can participate in this unique program.

The Initial Evaluation by a Physical Therapist student, under the supervision of a licensed PT, takes place at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville in December. After the evaluation, there are 4 sessions of approximately 1.5 hours of physical therapy focused on your current level of fitness and impairments, followed by 1.5 hours of on-snow instruction with the WAS staff and an SU PT student. Each session is 4 weeks long, and is on Thursday only.

There is no fee for the equipment, the on-snow lesson, or the PT evaluation or rehabilitation sessions.

Session 1: Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2. You can sign up for a morning or afternoon session
Session 2: Feb 9, 16, 23, March 2. You can sign up for a morning or afternoon session

WAS provides all adaptive ski or ride equipment and a helmet (required for sit-down ski equipment).

Please contact Dr. Melissa Wolff-Burke, PT at Shenandoah University at 540-545-7238 or email Dr. Melissa Wolff-Burke

or email for more information.


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