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Final 2014 Clinic

Reprinted from PN/Paraplegia News September 2014

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Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) will offer its final adaptive handcycling clinic this year, Oct. 4, in Dallas.

Part of a series, the clinics are designed to help veterans who are unable to ride two-wheeled bikes because of spinal-cord injury or disease or other disability.

In 2015, four clinics will be held in Miami, San Diego, Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City. All clinic participants will also be entered to win a Top End Force RX bike.

More than 30 disabled veterans came out during PVA’s last handcycling clinic at the Clement J. Zablocki Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Milwaukee in July. It was the first clinic to be affiliated with PVA on a national level.

Kenneth Lee, MD, chief of the spinal-cord injury division in Milwaukee and an associate professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, launched the clinic two years ago after attending the VA’s summer sports clinic in San Diego.

“A lot of our veterans utilize the handcycling clinic as a springboard to get their life back in order, and I see that in many of my patients,” Lee says. “It gives them the idea that they can do it. The current theme now is ability over disability, and that’s what we’re trying to point out with these handcycling clinics.”

For more information, visit pva.org.

 

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