Riley, a former nurse, suffered an incomplete spinal cord injury years ago. Since then, she has been in a wheelchair and working on her mobility/strength in PT and OT at Sheltering Arms Rehab Center. Riley needed a wheelchair ramp to enable her to go to these much needed PT appointments. Physical therapy and Occupational therapy are beneficial for those who have undergone a SCI because it provides the following: reduced muscle atrophy, improve mobility, and can promote increased abdominal control and/or sitting balance for paraplegic SCIs. Not to mention the benefits from Occupational therapy in acquiring adaptive skills needed to complete activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, hygiene/grooming with adaptive equipment training needed to master these tasks. Thank you to our diligent student volunteers and Julia our Executive Director who came out on a humid summer morning to build this ramp for Riley! We could not do it without you all! To read more about therapy after a SCI and its importance click here and Therapeutic Interventions for SCIs. To read more about advocacy for those living with a spinal cord injury; check out United Spinal Association.