14th Annual Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel Raises Nearly $53,000 For Adaptive Athletes

McLean, VA – Oct. 3, 2017 — The 14th Annual Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel held on Sunday, Sept. 24 at Sport & Health in Tysons Corner, VA,  raised nearly $53,000 which benefits the adaptive sports athletes with MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRN). Proceeds from the race assist the Network’s sports teams which include wheelchair basketball, quad rugby, handcycling, sled hockey and more, in traveling to tournaments, purchasing new equipment and uniforms.

This year’s race, attended by a record 311 runners, walkers and wheelers, helps former MedStar NRN patients and those in the community to participate in various adaptive sports, and also allows anyone with a disabling condition or disability to attend fitness classes held at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in D.C., and in Northern Virginia. Those who attend the fitness classes can use the equipment that patients use for therapy in a wide open gym and take part in activities all in an effort to stay active, fit and healthy.

“We sincerely appreciate all of the generosity of our sponsors and those who attended this year’s race,” said Joan Joyce, director of recreation therapy and community relations for MedStar NRH. “Our adaptive athletes are very grateful for all of the support they receive as well as those coming for our fitness classes. It really means a lot to everyone.”

MedStar NRN thanks all of this year’s race sponsors including: Volkswagen Group of America; Reyes Holdings; Darren Star Productions; SES; Streetsense; Tetra Tech; Gregorio’s; Greenhill; NuMotion; Hanger Clinic; Tri-Union Express; Progressions Salon; DPI Adaptive Fitness; District Amputee Care Center; ABC Home Medical; Dr. James Jelinek; Hollister; Stein Sperling Bennett DeJong Driscoll PC; Sport & Health Club of Tysons Corner; MetroLogo; and the Timmie Metz Band.

Category winners from this year’s race include:

  • 1st in Run/Female – Megan Heidt, Silver Spring, MD
  • 1st in Run/Male – Joseph Baremore, Silver Spring, MD
  • 1st in Handcycle/Female – Anne Hilliard, Silver Spring, MD
  • 1st in Handcycle/Male – Anthony Caparella, Silver Spring, MD
  • 1st in Wheelchair/Female – Margaret Redden, Arlington, VA
  • 1st in Wheelchair/Male – Bryce Doody, Rockville, MD

 

Complete race results can be found here.

Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel, is an annual race which was started by Harry and Renie Freedman. Harry, a former patient with MedStar NRN, lost his leg in a workplace accident many years ago. An avid athlete, Harry wanted to give back and help those in the community stay active through adaptive sports programs such as the ones MedStar NRN offers.

Next year’s race will take place in the fall of 2018.

If you were not able to attend this year’s race, but would still like to make a donation, go to: MedStarNRH.org/SuperH5K 

Click on the ‘Make An Online Gift’ button at the bottom. Be sure to indicate your donation is for the Super H 5K. Check donations should be sent to:  MedStar National Rehabilitation Network/102 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20010. Please write Super H5K on the MEMO line so we can make sure your donation is designated to our Adaptive Athlete Program.

If you are interested in sponsoring next year’s race contact Joan Joyce at 202-877-1420 or email [email protected].

For more information on the MedStar NRH Adaptive Sports Program, go to: medstarnrh.org/adaptivesports.

For photos of this year’s event click here  - Photo credit: Sharon Natoli

 

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

The Network’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury.  Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs.  Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.  

The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, DC and at more than 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout the region.  MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is fully accredited by The Joint Commission,  the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

For more on MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Derek T. Berry
Director of Communications
Ph: 202-877-1773
M: 571-218-7594
[email protected]

Super H 5K Returns Sunday, September 24 to Help Area Adaptive Athletes Stay Active

Super H 5K logoMcLean, Virginia – Aug. 17, 2017 — MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRN) will host the 14th annual Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel on Sunday, Sept. 24 for runners, walkers and adaptive athletes. The event begins and ends at the Sport & Health Club in Tysons Corner (8250 Greensboro Dr., McLean, Virginia 22102). Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m. The post-race party begins at 9 a.m., with free food and refreshments.

All proceeds from the race support MedStar NRN’s adaptive sports programs. These programs enable athletes with disabilities to compete in various sports such as wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, sled hockey, quad rugby, sit volleyball, hand cycling, rowing and more.

Funds raised from the Super H race have recently helped the MedStar NRN wheelchair basketball team place in the top tier in the national wheelchair basketball tournament and is helping some of our paralympic athletes attempt to make it onto the U.S. Paralympic team.

"It is a thrill to see the adaptive athletes take off on their hand cycles, wheelchairs and some with just crutches doing the same event able-bodied athletes do…just a little differently," said Harry Freedman, founder of the Super H 5K.

The race registration fee of $30 (until Sept. 1, $35 after Sept. 1) supports the Adaptive Sports Program with MedStar NRN for children and adults with physical disabilities to pursue healthy, active lifestyles through recreational and competitive sports. On-site registration on race day is $40. Online registration closes on Friday, Sept. 22.

Packet pick up will take place on race day, Sun. Sept. 24 at registration at Sport & Health.

For more information and to register online, go to: MedStarNRH.org/SuperH5K

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

The Network’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury. Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.

The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, DC and at more than 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout the region. MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

For more on MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Derek T. Berry
Director of Communications
Ph: 202-877-1773
M: 571-218-7594
[email protected]

U.S. Paralympics Recognizes MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Adaptive Sports for Excellence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec. 21, 2016 - U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, today announced that MedStar National Rehabilitation Network has been recognized as a Bronze level club as a part of the Paralympic Sport Club Excellence Program, which also recognizes 65 other clubs across the country. Created in 2013, the excellence program is designed to support Paralympic Sport Clubs as they evolve their sport programming in areas such as athlete identification and coaching education, and recognize their contributions to growing the Paralympic movement in the United States.

“Paralympic Sport Clubs are critical not only for the development of athletes but also for the growth of the Paralympic movement in the United States,” said Rick Adams, chief of Paralympic sport and NGB organizational development. “We are grateful for the investment these Paralympic Sports Clubs have made in their communities and we are proud to honor their commitment to excellence in supporting future Paralympic athletes.”

The multi-tier excellence program has benchmarks at the bronze, silver and gold levels to give participating clubs a blueprint for transitioning from a basic provider (bronze level) to an elite provider (gold level) of Paralympic programming. After a Paralympic Sport Club completes a level, the club will be eligible to receive recognition and an award designated for the bronze, silver or gold level. Clubs designated as gold or silver receive a stipend for programming, while bronze-level clubs receive recognition banners.

“MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is honored to be recognized as a Bronze participant by U.S. Paralympics,” said Joan Joyce, Therapeutic Recreation Director with MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. “We have very competitive teams that compete in all forms of adaptive sports that work hard each and every day and who continue to excel with this recognition.”   

When the program launched in 2013, 24 programs were recognized. This year, an additional 15 clubs across the country achieved excellence for the first time or moved up a level from 2015. These 15 clubs are:

Gold medal awardees:

  • Bridge II Sports, Durham, NC
  • Penn State University Ability Athletics, University Park, PA

Silver medal awardee:

  • Challenge Alaska, Anchorage, AK
  • Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Golden Valley, MN
  • Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club, Chicago, IL
  • Sportable Adaptive Sports and Recreation, Richmond, VA

Bronze medal awardees:

  • Children’s Lightning Wheels, Mountainside, NJ
  • Columbus Recreation and Parks, Columbus, OH
  • MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, Washington D.C.
  • Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, Vancouver, WA
  • Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation, Lake Worth, FL
  • Row New York, Long Island City, NY
  • Steamboat STARS, Steamboat, CO
  • Therapeutic Adventures, Charlottesville, VA
  • Three Rivers Rowing Association, Pittsburgh, PA

 Recognition levels are valid through the end of the quadrennial, but clubs have the option to move up the following year.

 For a complete list of clubs participating in the excellence program and their level, click here.

Participation is open and voluntary to all Paralympic Sport Clubs. All participating clubs must start at the bronze level before moving to the silver and gold levels.

For more information, contact Joan Joyce, Paralympic Sport Washington DC at 202-877-1420 or [email protected], or Beth Bourgeois, U.S. Paralympics, at 719-866-2039. 

Our website: www.medstarnrh.org/sports

 


About U.S. Paralympics

U.S. Paralympics, a division of the USOC, is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic sports movement and to promoting excellence in the lives of persons with physical disabilities. Visit the U.S. Paralympics Web site at www.usparalympics.org.

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia and Delaware.

The Network’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury.  Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.  

The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopaedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, MS, Parkinson’s, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, D.C., and at more than 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout D.C., Baltimore, and all of Maryland, Northern Virginia, & Delaware.  MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is fully accredited by The Joint Commission,  the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

For more on MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org 

Safety First When the First Snow Falls

Safety First and Snow Shoveling Tips - MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, Washington, DC

The frigid predictions warn of a colder than average winter and more snow than last year.  This white wonderland is an inevitable consequence of winter in the D.C. region—and so is the pain that can come from digging out. 

“None of us is immune to back pain,” says Ann Wendel, PT, ATC, CMTPT, and clinic director at MedStar NRH in Lorton, Virginia.   “In fact, worldwide 80 percent of all people will have at least one episode of back pain during their lives.  It’s the most common cause of disability.”

It’s all comes down to body mechanics, she adds. “So many of us simply aren’t moving our bodies properly. We don’t breathe the right way when we exert ourselves or use our muscles to our advantage.  So when we put extra strain on them—such as shoveling snow—we’re apt to injure ourselves.”

Building Strength and Stability

The best way to prevent weeks of discomfort following the first snowfall is by doing some prep work before you venture outside. 

“Ideally you should be strengthening your core—your abdominals—all year round. A strong core helps create stability,” Wendel says. “Pilates, yoga and proper weight training are ideal exercises for a strong core. When you do these exercises, you learn to breathe correctly and exhale your breath upon exertion. That same breathing technique will help you tackle any physical chore,” she explains. “You will use your abdominals, glutes (buttock muscles) and chest muscles—which can carry the load far better than your back.”

Even if you exercise regularly, the winter months may have slowed your pace, she adds.  “So before you go outside warm your muscles.”

Swing your legs like a pendulum while holding on to a chair, do simple squats, and rock back and forth on your heels to loosen your calf muscles.

All the Right Moves

Before your pick up the shovel and take the first plunge into the snow, Wendel offers these tips to help perfect your shoveling technique.

Snow shoveling tips:

  1. Give yourself a mechanical advantage by keeping the shovel close to your body. This will lighten the load and put less strain on your spine.
  2. Don’t bend from your back. Keep your spine aligned and squat from the hip as if you are about to sit down on a chair. That way you are using the larger muscles in your buttocks and legs.
  3. Shift the direction that you pitch the snow—to the left and then right—to prevent overuse.
  4. Pace yourself. Take breaks.

Snow Shoveling Tips from MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, Washington, DC 

Injury?

What does Wendel advise if you do injure yourself despite your careful preparation? “When you get inside, don’t lie down. Keep moving to increase blood flow to your back. Then follow with ice to decrease the pain. 

“You should see a doctor if the pain persists a week after the injury,” she says. “And ask your doctor for a referral for physical therapy.  Therapy should be the first option for low back pain. It’s often not serious—and therapy to correct posture and body mechanics will be all you need for relief.”

But there are occasions when a cold compress isn’t enough, she warns.  There are some red flags that mean you should stop what you are doing and go to your doctor, including:

  • Sharp pain while shoveling
  • Numbness and tingling down your leg
  • Numbness in your groin
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control

Wendel explains these symptoms could signal involvement of a nerve, and requires diagnosis and treatment.

 

Written by Emily Turk.

 

 


 

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia and Delaware.

The Network’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury.  Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.  

The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopaedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, MS, Parkinson’s, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, D.C., and at more than 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout D.C., Baltimore, and all of Maryland, Northern Virginia, & Delaware.  MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is fully accredited by The Joint Commission,  the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

For more on MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org 

 

For comprehensive physical therapy services for back pain—and other injuries—find the MedStar NRH outpatient center nearest your home at MedStarNRH.org/locations

For multidisciplinary back pain diagnosis and treatment, call the MedStar Health Spine Center at 855-605-BACK (855-605-2225).

 

Media Contact:
Derek T. Berry
Director of Communications
Ph: 202-877-1773
[email protected]

New Adaptive Fitness Classes in Northern Virginia

MedStar NRH free adaptive exercise classes have crossed the Potomac and are now available at a new Fairfax location on Chain Bridge Rd. The MedStar NRH Adaptive Sports & Fitness Program features accessible circuit training, sports conditioning and boxing-based fitness for people with physical limitations.

The program, funded in part by a grant from Gordon S. and Marilyn C. Macklin Foundation, is a critical lifeline for people who want to continue their recovery, stay physically active and maintain fitness.

“We have been thrilled by the response to the program,” says Joan Joyce, director of therapeutic recreation and community outreach. “We are delighted to be able to expand the program to Northern Virginia.”

The program has been established with help from Devon Palermo, LPTA, CPT, founder of DPI Adaptive Fitness, and former MedStar NRH Team Member. “We’re offering the free class on Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m.,” Palermo says. “We’re located in a ground floor accessible suite in a building with lots of accessible parking. The gym is staffed with two trainers and offers a range of equipment, including cardio and balance machines, boxing fitness and a ‘cage’ that adapts to 15 different exercises,” he explains. “We are excited to welcome individuals with accessible training needs to this wonderful new facility.”

To learn more and to register for classes, visit http://www.dpiadaptivefitness.co/

MedStar NRH Adaptive Fitness Classes - Fairfax
3545 Chain Bridge Rd. Suite 101, Fairfax, VA 22030

Written by Emily Turk.

13th Annual Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel Raises More Than $45,000 for Adaptive Athletes

NEXT YEAR’S RACE TAKES PLACE SUNDAY, SEPT. 24, 2017

 McLean, VA – Nov. 8, 2016 — The 13th Annual Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel held on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Sport & Health in Tysons Corner, VA,  raised more than $45,000 which benefits the adaptive sports athletes with MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network. Proceeds from the race assist the Network’s sports teams which include wheelchair basketball, quad rugby, handcycling, sled hockey, adaptive rowing and more, in traveling to tournaments, purchasing new equipment and uniforms.

This year’s race, attended by a record 310 runners, walkers and wheelers, helps former MedStar NRH patients and those in the community to participate in various adaptive sports, and also allows anyone with a disabling condition or disability to attend fitness classes held at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in D.C., and in Northern Virginia. Those who attend the fitness classes can use the equipment that patients use for therapy in a wide open gym and take part in activities all in an effort to stay active, fit and healthy.

“We sincerely appreciate all of the generosity of our sponsors and those who attended this year’s race,” said Joan Joyce, director of recreation therapy and community relations for MedStar NRH. “Our adaptive athletes are very grateful for all of the support they receive as well as those coming for our fitness classes. It really means a lot to everyone.”

MedStar NRH thanks all of this year’s race sponsors including: Volkswagen Group of America; Darren Star Productions; Reyes Holdings; the American Physical Therapy Association; DFT; Greenhill; Hanger Prosthetics; Progressions Salon & Spa Store; Tri-Union Express; Streetsense; District Amputee Care Center; ABC Medical; Stein, Sperling, Bennett, DeJong, Driscoll; Sport & Health, Tysons Corner; MetroLogo; and the Timmie Metz Band.

Category winners from this year’s race included:

  • 1st in Run – Evelyn Rabil, Falls Church, VA
  • 1st in Handcycle – Andre McDonald, Columbia, MD
  • 1st in Wheelchair – Bryce Doody, Rockville, MD
  • 1st in Recumbent Bike – Cathy Davis, Upper Marlboro, MD

Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel, is an annual race which was started by Harry and Renie Freedman. Harry, a former patient with MedStar NRH, lost his leg in a workplace accident many years ago. An avid athlete, Harry wanted to give back and help those in the community stay active through adaptive sports programs such as the ones MedStar NRH offers.

Next year’s race will take place on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at Sport & Health in Tysons Corner, VA. Registration will begin at 7 a.m., that morning, with the race beginning at 8 a.m. A post-race party with food, beverages and awards will get underway following the race at 9 a.m.

If you are interested in signing up now for the 14th Annual Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel go to: MedStarNRH.org/SuperH5K

If you are interested in sponsoring next year’s race contact Joan Joyce at 202-877-1420 or email [email protected].

For more information on the MedStar NRH Adaptive Sports Program, go to: MedStarNRH.org/AdaptiveSports.

 

 

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia and Delaware.

The Network’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury.  Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.  

The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopaedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, MS, Parkinson’s, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, D.C., and at more than 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout D.C., Baltimore, and all of Maryland, Northern Virginia, & Delaware.  MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is fully accredited by The Joint Commission,  the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

For more on MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org 

Super H 5K Returns Sunday, Sept. 18 to Help Area Adaptive Athletes Stay Active

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Presents 13th Annual Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel Benefiting Those with Disabilities

Super H 5K - PhotoAd (1)McLean, Virginia – Aug. 23, 2016 — MedStar National Rehabilitation Network will host the 13th annual Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel on Sunday, September 18 for runners, walkers and adaptive athletes. The event begins and ends at the Sport & Health Club in Tysons Corner (8250 Greensboro Dr., McLean, Virginia 22102). Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m. The post-race party begins at 9 a.m., with free food and refreshments.

All proceeds from the race support MedStar NRH’s adaptive sports programs. These programs enable athletes with disabilities to compete in various sports such as wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, sled hockey, quad rugby, sit volleyball, hand cycling. rowing and more.

Funds raised from the Super H race have recently helped the MedStar NRH wheelchair basketball team place in the top tier in the national wheelchair basketball tournament and is helping some of our paralympic athletes attempt to make it onto the U.S. Paralympic team.

“It is a thrill to see the adaptive athletes take off on their hand cycles, wheelchairs and some with just crutches doing the same event able-bodied athletes do…just a little differently,” said Harry Freedman, founder of the Super H 5K.

The race registration fee of $35 supports the Adaptive Sports Program at MedStar NRH for children and adults with physical disabilities to pursue healthy, active lifestyles through recreational and competitive sports. On-site registration on race day is $40. Online registration closes on Friday, Sept. 16.

Packet pick up will take place at two times: Sat. Sept. 17 at the PR Store Tysons Corner (7516 Leesburg Pike/Rt 7, Falls Church, VA) and on race day, Sun. Sept. 18 at registration at Sport & Health.

For more information and to register online, go to: MedStarNRH.org/SuperH5K

 

 

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

The Network’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury.  Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs.  Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.  

The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, DC and at more than 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout the region.  MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is fully accredited by The Joint Commission,  the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

For more on MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org.

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network at Ballston to Relocate to Marymount Clinic Effective Monday, Aug. 1

 

ARLINGTON, VA - It is with great anticipation and pleasure that we announce an exciting change for MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network in Arlington. In an effort to better serve our patients, we are relocating our Ballston office to the MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network, Marymount location. We first opened our Ballston location more than 10 years ago, so it is bittersweet that we are leaving the building. However, we look forward to serving our patients together in one convenient, larger space. Our growing team of specialists will continue to provide treatment and care for orthopaedic and neurologic diagnoses.

MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network opened its second Arlington location last year in partnership with Marymount University to strengthen our network’s commitment and collaboration with the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, which is housed within the same building at 4040 N. Fairfax Drive. It is an exciting partnership and we are proud of the growth that the MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network, Marymount location has experienced throughout this first year.

In order to meet the growing needs of the Ballston community, our Marymount clinic plans on expanding the size of the current clinic within the next year or so, allowing us to provide even more services and programs for our patients. We have begun a transition of patients to the new Marymount facility. Once the transition is complete, our location at Marymount will be renamed MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network, Ballston-Marymount.”

Our Marymount clinic is located at the corner of N. Fairfax Drive and Randolph Street. Please help us spread the word that we are on the move to better serving our most important patients—like you!

MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network, Marymount (will now be called “Ballston-Marymount”) as of August 2016

4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 120
Arlington, VA 22203
703-292-4060

MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network, Ballston (closing August 2016)

3833 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22203
703-717-6900

Thank you for your continued support of our Ballston site for the past 10 years! We are so proud of the successes we’ve had and look forward to a brighter future serving Northern Virginia and the Arlington area. We continue to grow to serve the needs of the community with many more locations around Northern Virginia and currently offer expert physician and therapy care in McLean, Alexandria, Lorton and Lake Ridge.

Learn more about MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network, Ballston-Marymount.

 

 


About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH) is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

 The Network’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury.  Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs.  Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.  

 The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.

 Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, DC and at more than 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout the region.  MedStar NRH is consistently ranked by physicians in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s “Best Hospitals” for Rehabilitation, and is fully accredited by The Joint Commission,  the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

 For more on MedStar NRH and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Derek Berry
Director of Communications
Ph: 202-877-1773
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MedStar NRH 30th Anniversary Victory Awards® Gala Takes Place Wednesday, April 20, at Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

Honorees include Breaking Bad actor, RJ Mitte; Former Pediatric patient, Bensten Schone; D.C. businessman, Mark French

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network 30th Anniversary
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network 30th Anniversary

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 15, 2016 — MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH) will host its 30th anniversary Victory Awards® Gala at the Mellon Auditorium (1301 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, D.C., 20240) at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, April 20. The emcee for this year’s ceremony is NBC4 anchor Doreen Gentzler.

The theme of MedStar NRH’s 30th Anniversary Gala is “A Celebration of Brazilian Culture & Saluting Those Who Have Faced Challenges Through Their Disabilities.” The evening will feature a seated dinner and presentation of the Victory Awards® which honorees receive for their courage in facing the challenges of overcoming disabilities.

 This year’s honorees include:

RJ Mitte
RJ Mitte, award-winning actor from the hit AMC-TV show Breaking Bad

Bensten Schone
Bensten Schone, age 7, a former pediatric patient with MedStar NRH/Children’s National Health System Center for Children’s Rehabilitation

Mark French
Mark French, D.C. businessman & former MedStar NRH patient

The three honorees are being recognized for having shown exceptional strength and courage in the face of physical adversity. They serve as role models for all persons with disabilities.

All proceeds from this year’s Gala will support the new National Center for Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation & Research, which is to be housed in a new addition at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in D.C. The Center will help maintain the network’s national leadership position in brain injury rehabilitation and research. 

Tickets to attend the Victory Awards® Gala are sold out. If you are interested in supporting the new National Center for Brain Injury and Stroke rehabilitation & Research, please click here

 

 


 

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH) is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

The Network’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury.  Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs.  Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.

The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopaedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, DC and at more than 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout the region.  MedStar NRH is consistently ranked by physicians in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s “Best Hospitals” for Rehabilitation, and is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

For more on MedStar NRH and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org. 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Derek Berry
Director of Communications
Ph: 202-877-1773
M: 571-218-7594

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