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Parkview Huntington fits patient with tricycle

Posted: Friday, March 23, 2012

Parkview Huntington Hospital physical therapist Cynthia Goshert and pediatric occupational therapist Karen Heimann recently fit a pediatric patient of the hospital with a therapeutic tricycle. The patient had occupational, speech and physical disabilities.

The tricycle is a therapeutic tool used to help build leg and trunk strength and is a mode of mobility. The mother of the pediatric patient said, “We are excited about the tricycle. It will enable our child to ride with the neighborhood children and become more social. We are fortunate to have an outstanding team of therapists to make this possible.”

Funds for the $1,000 tricycle came from the Assistive Technology Award grant sponsored by Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana. Since its inception in 1999, the Assistive Technology Award program has awarded 400 children in northeast Indiana a combined total of $240,000 to purchase assistive technology to help them learn.

Parkview Huntington Hospital physical therapist Cynthia Goshert, at left, is shown with Karen Heimann, pediatric occupational therapist, and the therapeutic tricycle they recently fit for a pediatric patient.