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Amputee Shares Impactful Story with Interprofessional Class


Published on October 28, 2019

Rebecca Levinberg visiting USciences PT and OT studentsRebecca 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.Rebecca Levinberg visiting USciences PT and OT students

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.

Rebecca Levinberg visiting USciences PT and OT students

Categories:  Occupational TherapySamson College of Health SciencesPhysical TherapyDepartment of Occupational TherapyDepartment of Physical TherapyStudents2019Interprofessional Education