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Ache Around the Lake 2013

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The 2013 Ache Around the Lake and Ouch were held September 21, 2013, with several hundred participants.

In 2013, participation in the Ache Around the Lake or Ouch race supported the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Lab at St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus, North Carolina. Activities of daily living are the self-care activities we usually perform in our home or common outdoor environments. They are the routine things we normally and frequently do, such as feeding, bathing, dressing, and grooming ourselves. They often incorporate the areas of work, homemaking, and leisure activities.

St. Luke’s ADL Lab consists of:

  • A full bathtub and separate walk-in shower to practice standard tub/shower transfers (with or without the use of a tub bench or other adaptive equipment).
  • A full kitchen to simulate the home environment including stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, range-hood, and dining table.  Patients can practice working and ambulating in a kitchen environment with or without assistive walking devices such as a rolling walker or cane.  All kitchen items will be fully functioning.
  • A set of therapy stairs.
  • A ramp/curb simulator.
  • A car simulator so that our patients can practice transferring into and out of a vehicle after their surgery or injury.

With the opening of the ADL Lab, St. Luke’s patients now have the ability to actually practice the tasks of daily living, as well as other ADL retraining activities related to the kitchen, home, and community environments.  The Lab serves to improve patient care and satisfaction, further enhance the hospital’s reputation in rehabilitative therapies, allow St. Luke’s to offer a wider array of support services to the community we serve, and ensure that the ADL Lab advances our hospital’s dedication to providing exceptional care close to home..


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