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When prominent Philadelphia Attorney, Jerry Segal, became quadriplegic after a surgical accident in California, he came to Magee Rehabilitation Hospital where he made two vows. The first was to walk again. The second was to help future patients at Magee.

Twenty years later, he’s still doing both.

Through the Jerry Segal Classic golf event—which has raised over $9.4 million over its 20 year history—Segal has been able to provide patients at Magee with everything from new, comfortable vans to free meals for their loved ones who come visit them.

Now, he’s providing them with robots.

ReoTherapy—state of the art, robotic technology—is available at Magee thanks to funding from the Jerry Segal Classic. ReoTherapy is used for improving upper extremity function in patients that have experienced ceverbrovascular accidents and other neurological conditions. The patient's arm is attached to a robot that helps provide manually intensive repetitive shoulder and elbow movements to increase motor function, as well as cognitive and perceptual function.

Magee was one of the first rehabilitation hospitals in the world to use ReoTherapy and only 98 other facilities in the United States use it.

ReoTherapy is funded through the Jerry Segal Classic.

“Since leaving Magee, I’ve been dedicated to raising money to help individuals with spinal cord injuries, strokes and other impairments reach their maximum level of independence,” said Segal, who is anticipating another successful outing on September 24 at the ACE  Club and Green Valley Country Club. “They can do that at Magee.”

For more information, visit SegalClassic.com Jerry Segal is available for interviews between now and the Jerry Segal Classic, and will be available during the Jerry Segal Classic.   

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.

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