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NYC hospital takes patients surfing in Long Beach

Long Beach Herald reported that the Adaptive Sports Academy at the HSS Lerner Children's Pavilion recently hosted a surfing trip for young patients with physical disabilities.  

According to the article, the trip aimed to build self-confidence, encourage independence and increase physical activity.

HSS physical therapist Bridget A. Assip PT, DPT, PCS, who was on-site during the event, said surfing benefits the patients because they feel free in the water. "They can do things that they may have a harder time doing on land. The families and kids had a great day at the beach and so much fun in the water," she added.

Read the full article at liherald.com. This also appeared in the August 23, 2018 print issue.