Peapack, NJ – Local physical therapists took the lead in helping disabled kids live beyond their physical limitations. Joining leaders like physical therapist Joann Ferrara, whose ballet class for severely disabled girls was profiled on NBC’s Today Show, The New Jersey Center of Physical Therapy (NJCPT) worked to create an inspiring event for the kids at Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack, NJ. The associates, patients, and friends of NJCPT went bowling with these special children at the AMF Strike ‘N’ Spare Lanes in Green Brook, NJ. Funding for the trip was provided by donations raised at NJCPT. Participants met at the Matheny Center for an orientation and tour and then continued to the AMF Strike ‘N’ Spare Lanes.
Matheny Medical and Educational Center is a teaching hospital and premier facility for people of all ages with developmental disabilities. Matheny specializes in the care of children and adults with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and Lesch-Nyhan disease.
The New Jersey Center of Physical Therapy is a physical therapist-owned practice in Riverdale, NJ. Established in 2000, the center is the premier practice of sports and orthopedic physical therapy in northern New Jersey. Outreach like this bowling trip is in keeping with NJCPT’s mission to always treat the whole patient—emotional and physical.
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