20
January
2020
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03:58 PM
America/New_York

‘I Feel Extraordinary’: Doctors Take Kids With Special Needs Skiing

CBS New York reports The Adaptive Sports Academy at HSS Lerner Children’s Pavilion sponsored a skiing trip at Windham Mountain for patients with cerebral palsy and other conditions. Patients were able to participate in a thrilling experience with the physicians who helped transform their lives. The Adaptive Sports Academy organizes trips for pediatric patients to build their self-confidence, help them become more independent, and increase their mobility.

“It’s sort of cool to see what they are taking, what they learned in a controlled environment, and experience it in an uncontrolled environment and have fun with it,” cited Jennifer Jezequel, PT, DPT, PCS, physical therapist at HSS.

“Being up and active and using their muscles helps them build their core strength, which is good for all of them, no matter what their condition is,” said David M. Scher, MD, pediatric orthopedic surgeon at HSS.

Watch the segment at Newyork.cbslocal.com. This segment also appeared during the 5pm news hour on January 20, 2020.

Additional coverage: HudsonValley360.com