The Times Union published an article about Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital‘s adaptive golf clinic held yesterday at Stadium Golf Club in Schenectady. At the clinic, Sunnyview therapists helped patients use its newest piece of equipment, the Paramobile – a specially designed wheelchair that allows users to stand securely and swing a golf club.
From the story:
Mark Boucher would golf again, and so would other folks with disabilities, if he had anything to say about it.
Saying something was no easy task in June, when the 61-year-old Clifton Park man was recovering from a stroke at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital. But he made it to Lead Recreation Therapist Jennifer Battle’s office with his iPad to show her a video of the Paramobile, a specially designed wheelchair that allows users to stand securely and swing a golf club.
With laborious speech but clear intention, Boucher told Battle, “I want Sunnyview to be the first rehab hospital in New York to have this. How do we make that happen?”
Ten weeks later, on Wednesday, Paramobile inventor Anthony Netto led a clinic at Stadium Golf Club, demonstrating the device and letting people try it. A couple dozen people – golfers on their feet and in wheelchairs, caregivers, hospital and golf club staff – marveled as Netto, strapped in the Paramobile, knocked the ball out over the fairway with one arm.
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