Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
On Nov. 7, the new UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care (CRC) of Chapel Hill dedicated a new outdoor Challenge Course. The CRC teamed up with 150 employees from 14 Lowes Home Improvement stores in the Triangle to build the one-of-a-kind outdoor space.
The course that consists of various surface materials found throughout North Carolina such as tiered steps, cobble stone, stamped concrete pavers and rubber mulch was built in three days. This allows therapists to test patients for balance, adaptive and safety techniques, as well as test their overall strength and endurance. The course also has three paths with varying levels of difficulty used for both adult and pediatric rehabilitation patients.
"Evaluating how a patient moves helps to build the confidence they need to transition home," said Michael Lee, MD, MHA, chair of UNC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. "This is a true community effort and we are grateful for Lowes generous donation and support."
Watch the WRAL story about the Challenge Course here