Carol-Ann Nelson, PT, DPT, founder of nonprofit organization, Destination Rehab, has been awarded a seed grant from The Pollination Project

Carol-Ann-Nelson-Adventure-Based-RehabCarol-Ann Nelson, PT, DPT (Duke DPT Class of 2013), Founder and Executive Director of Destination Rehab, has been awarded a seed grant from The Pollination Project. Destination Rehab is an adventure based rehabilitation for people with neurologic disabilities, based in Bend, Oregon. They take their participants into the community to practice real-life skills while enjoying challenging outdoor activities. Greater confidence, community integration, and quality of life are achieved through functional training in shared public spaces.  Participants are challenged to learn physical and communication skills that break down barriers between them and new experiences, adventures and a fuller richer life.

Their pilot project consists of small group and 1:1 outings, and in 2017 they plan to provide a week-long rehab boot camp for those who would benefit from a more intense therapy experience. Below are links to the award announcement and social media sites:

Grant award announcement:




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