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Lets Twist Again Foundation Inc. non profit organization 
Garry Segal  Director 
Hendersonville NC  email

About The Director/ Rehab Rider Coach:
Garry Segal has worked over 20 years in rehabilitation. Job titles have included Therapeutic Recreation Director, Supported Employment Counselor, Job Coach, Group Home Activity Director, Assistant in Prosthetics Clinic, and Assistant in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Programs.  The non-profit organizations that Mr. Segal has worked for include United Cerebral Palsy and Easter Seals/Goodwill Industries in Connecticut, and Care Partners in Asheville, North Carolina.
An avid motorcyclist for 30 years, Mr. Segal has been trained and certified by the MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) as a rider/trainer coach.     
How and why did I create motorcycle therapy?

 Recently after minor surgery I was told by my doctor  “no lifting, exercising or motorcycle riding for at least 2 months I was unhappy to say the least. I could do without exercising but not motorcycling, that was part of my daily routine!  I recalled reading about pro riders using simulators to sharpen motorcycle riding skills indoors at home, and wondered if a simulator could be used during recuperation periods. Then I thought of the military… men and women coming back from war

zones with far worse injuries then mine. Now my mission became getting real motorcycle controls and a virtual riding experience to someone in a hospital bed, wheelchair or as part of outpatient therapy. After much research, I put together a program and made modifications on the SMARTrainer for this use. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation  reviewed my plan for its use in recreation therapy programs and have granted me the equipment to use for this purpose for one year. They do not provide financial backing for the program. The pilot program  I have been  providing as a volunteer at NC State Veterans Home in Black mountain NC is a success and now its time to serve more patients and facilities. 
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