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Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

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With the assistance of Physical Therapist Lisa Porter, Washington Center student Sara Allen receives motor skill benefits from an adapted bicycle funded by a Macy's Foundation Grant.

With the assistance of Physical Therapist Lisa Porter, Washington Center student Sara Allen receives motor skill benefits from an adapted bicycle funded by a Macy's Foundation Grant.


The Washington Center has received a Macy's Foundation Grant for $2,500. The funds are earmarked to purchase a new adapted tricycle, as well as accessories for the school's current fleet.

As you walk down the halls of Washington Center, you will see many students on adaptive tricycles. The adaptive tricycle not only has recreational value but has therapeutic value as well. Use of the adaptive tricycle can improve balance, coordination, range of motion, and strength. It also helps with teaching a student to walk by training the student's legs to move in a reciprocal pattern as well as strengthening the muscles of the hips, knees and ankles used during walking.

Through the generosity of Macy's, remarkable student progress has proven the school’s motto - "Those you think cannot…Can!"



 

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