“We’re here to build community and to create an inclusive space for everyone to gather and promote well-being,” said Sally Liu, MD, Associate Director, Adaptive Sports, Montefiore Einstein.
The community came out in full force for this event, including people who have not experienced limb or mobility loss and just wanted to be part of the fun and meet new people. Some volunteers played tennis in wheelchairs as a way to experience the challenges their fellow players face and got instruction on how to swing a racket from a chair.
Montefiore Einstein is committed to raising awareness about the risk factors, prevention and available support for limb loss and limb difference as well as caring for and improving the lives of amputees and their families, an often-underserved community. Montefiore Einstein Rehabilitation’s support for those living with limb loss extends through the entire year. We offer support groups to build community and connections and to give people a greater ability to cope with depression, fear and feelings of hopelessness; more successful rehabilitation outcomes; a faster return to the activities of daily living and increased social interaction.
Montefiore Einstein also offers the PALS Program, an eight-lesson, online series designed to develop skills to improve the quality of life for people who have lost a limb. The course covers topics such as self-management, managing emotions, being healthy, building the life you want and managing setbacks.
Additional adaptive sporting events are planned for the first Saturday of each month for the remainder of the year. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 929-285-4493 or follow Montefiore Einstein Adaptive Sports’ Instagram page.
Montefiore Einstein offers various outpatient rehabilitation services at multiple campuses. Schedule an appointment today at 718-920-4083.