UNC and 14 Triangle Lowes Home Improvement Stores Team Together to Build a Challenge Course in 3 Days

The new UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care of Chapel Hill and Lowes Home Improvement recently teamed up with colleagues to build a one-of-a-kind outdoor “Challenge Course.”

UNC and 14 Triangle Lowes Home Improvement Stores Team Together to Build a Challenge Course in 3 Days
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Lowes Heroes present an in-kind check to the Center for Rehabilitation Care
UNC and 14 Triangle Lowes Home Improvement Stores Team Together to Build a Challenge Course in 3 Days
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Center for Rehabilitation Care of Chapel Hill

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.

Read more about the Center for Rehabilitation Care of Chapel Hill and find out more about the event on the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation website.

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