15 participated in the hands-on clinic for individuals with disabilities
Malvern, PA – On Wednesday, September 30th, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital hosted the 2015 First Swing Golf Clinic in partnership with the Eastern Amputee Golf Association (EAGA) and RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve.
In spite of the threatening weather, 15 eager golfers took part in the clinic. 3 representatives from the EAGA, 4 RiverCrest Golf Pros, and 15 staff members from Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital coordinated to help with the event. Golfers were also fortunate to have a single rider golf cart donated for the day from Reha Technology to allow participants to golf while seated. The diversity of participants included individuals with amputation, stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injury. Some participants had never golfed before, while others were back on the course for the first time after their injury/illness or were fine-tuning their game.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital offered this program at no cost to participants with the generous support from our sponsors: Lawall Prosthetic & Orthotic Services; Kinetic Prosthetics; Prosthetic Innovations, LLC; Independence Prosthetics – Orthotics, Inc.; Reha Technologies; Eastern Amputee Golf Association and RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve.
The Eastern Amputee Golf Association’s objective is to assist in the rehabilitation of amputees and provide for their general welfare, both physical and psychological, through the medium of golf and its associated activities.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a leader in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The 148-bed, not-for-profit hospital offers the full continuum of rehabilitation services, including acute inpatient care, as well as outpatient services for adults and adolescents. The range of illnesses and injuries treated at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital includes traumatic, mild traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, stroke and other neurological disorders, spinal cord injury and amputee and orthopedic injuries and illnesses. In addition, the Main Line Health Outpatient Rehab Network provides rehabilitation services at convenient locations in Philadelphia’s western suburbs for patients of all ages. The hospital has also achieved Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for excellence in nursing care. For more information about Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/rehab