Amputee Shares Impactful Story with Interprofessional Class
Published on October 28, 2019
Rebecca Levenberg visited the Introduction to Interprofessional Education class in October to speak about her personal experience with occupational therapy and physical therapy.
Levenberg was hit by a garbage truck while bicycling to work in 2010, leading to an above-the-knee amputation. She credits her PT and OT team for playing a role in her physical, mental, and emotional recovery as well as pushing her to complete over 7,000 miles of various exercise since her amputation.
Students heard about Levenberg’s first goal to complete 1,000 miles; she crossed the 1,000 mile on her bike at the same spot where the accident happened.
The class is led by Nabila Enam, OTD, OTR/L and Barbara Kellar MS, DPT, ADCE.