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Adapted Sports Festival to be Held at Kernan Hospital

4th Annual Event Offers Recreational Opportunities

Baltimore, MD (July 17, 2012) - Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Hospital in Woodlawn, Maryland will be holding its fourth annual Adapted Sports Festival on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

 

For More Information

Visit our Adaptive Sports Festival page to learn more and watch a video from last years event.

 

The Adapted Sports Festival at Kernan is dedicated to enabling individuals of all abilities to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Participation in sports and recreational pursuits helps to make this possible.

Designed as a fun-filled day for individuals with physical disabilities and their families, the day includes opportunities to participate in adapted sports such as wheelchair basketball, quad rugby, golf, hand cycling, wheelchair slalom, lawn bocce and adapted dance.

Community adapted recreation programs available at the event include Kernan Kollision - Kernan Hospital's new quad rugby team - Forest Park Golf Courses' adapted golf program, and Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports (BARS).

The festival will feature a panel presentation of disabled athletes as keynote speakers. Kernan Hospital's recreational therapy staff, as well as other rehabilitation professionals at Kernan, encourages patients to explore a wide range of outdoor activities. This process is incorporated into the rehabilitation program at Kernan, and continues once patients are discharged back to their homes and communities.

Current and former patients, as well as individuals with disabilities living in the community, are encouraged to participate in a range of recreational activities. All activities are supervised by trained staff, taking into account individual needs and abilities. Equipment can be adapted as necessary and patients are encouraged to utilize newly developed skills and techniques acquired through rehabilitation.

For more information or to register contact Mike Henley at 410-448-6307.

About Kernan Hospital

A 132-bed rehabilitation and orthopaedic hospital, Kernan offers inpatient and outpatient surgery in a variety of specialties, including total joint replacement, sports injuries, scoliosis, and neck, back, upper and lower extremity injuries, as well as plastic surgery, dental surgery and trauma reconstruction, for children and adults. Kernan'’s William Donald Schaefer Rehabilitation Center provides the most technologically advanced therapy for orthopaedic injuries, brain and spinal cord injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis and other neurologic disorders. Kernan is also the home of the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine. Kernan operates an outpatient center in Woodlawn, for comprehensive orthopaedic services, physical therapy and sports medicine for professional and college athletes as well as "weekend warriors."