UVM Health Network - CVMC Rehab Therapy Holds Sports Open House

Release Date: 
April 21, 2016

Athletes navigating ladder at CVMC Rehabilitation Therapy's new sports area

Athletes and trainers make their way up the ladder at UVM Health Network - CVMC Rehabilitation Therapy's expanded sports gym. An open house for the facility is set for May 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1311 Barre-Montpelier Road in Berlin, Vt.

Berlin, VT – University of Vermont Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center Rehabilitation Therapy will hold a “Spring into Sports” open house on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1311 Barre-Montpelier Road in Berlin. Co-hosted by Bicycle Express, the free event is open to the public and includes a tour of the new athletic training zone and a variety of sports activities. Free bike helmets will also be given away to the first 100 kids (ages 5-12).

Events for the day include bike fitting with the world-class Bicycle Express Racing Team, gait analysis for runners, a bike rodeo course, core strength challenges, trials on our anti-gravity and video replay treadmills, and more. Some activities require advance registration. See the website for more information: www.cvmc.org/springintosports.

The recently renovated and expanded 4,400-square-foot sports space is home to the CVMC Sports Rehabilitation Team and has an Astro Turf field, 12 new treatment rooms and state-of-the-art technology and equipment. The space is one part of a larger program to serve local athletes, which includes contracted athletic training services to area high schools.

“This is a great way to meet our team of sports therapy experts, see our new space and have some fun,” said Trish Dwyer, Director of Rehabilitation Therapy. “We are proud of our staff and their clinical expertise. Their services consistently exceed national benchmarks for patient improvement and we are happy to be able to share that with the community.”

About 3,000 people a year are served by the rehabilitation department, which has therapists at eight practices.

Aaron Oakes of the Bicycle Express Racing Team from Northfield, Vt. takes to the hills. Members of the team will be on hand to help with bike fitting at UVM Health Network - CVMC Rehabilitation Therapy “Spring into Sports” open house on May 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1311 Barre-Montpelier Road in Berlin, Vt.