April 2012, Charlotte, NC- Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics is pleased to announce its participation in the 12th Annual Cycle to the Sea. The event is scheduled for April 26-28, 2012 and is held by the Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program (ASAP) Fund. Amy Street, CPO, managing practitioner of the Charlotte patient care center and her father, a bilateral above the knee amputee, will participate in the ride. Together, over 40 adaptive and able-bodied cyclists will ride 180 miles from Charlotte, NC to North Myrtle Beach, SC. Last year the event raised over $45,000.
ASAP serves as a community program within Carolina’s Rehabilitation that addresses the functional and therapeutic needs of inpatients and outpatients through sports, recreation and outdoor activities. The program helps patients to develop an active lifestyle through community and program events in order to achieve a lifestyle without barriers and limits.
“I am thrilled to be doing the cycle to the sea this year,” explains Amy Street, Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist, “It is not only a great cause but I am riding with my dad and so that is extra special. We at Ability not only treat these types of patients but we are always looking to refer patients to programs such as the Adaptive Sports Program through Carolina’s Rehabilitation. It is important to give back.”
About Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. was founded in 2004 in Gettysburg, Pa with a mission to provide patients with the most advanced and innovative prosthetic and orthotic care and devices available in a streamlined, efficient, patient-centered model of care. Ability was recently profiled in the February & October 2006 issues of Fortune Small Business, March 2007, September 2008 and March 2010 issues of O&P Edge, March 2012 O&P Business News, March 2010 edition of Rehab Management, March 2009 & 2012 issues of Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation and most recently on the Fox Business News, National Science Foundation’s Whisker Robots, NBC’s Today Show and ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Ability operates eleven patient care centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic and southeast. Visit www.AbilityPO.com to find out more about how an orthotic brace or artificial limb can enhance your quality of life.