Nov
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Fall Amputee Walking School 2017

 

Do you love attending the Amputee Walking School? Would you like to attend the Amputee Walking School for the first time and couldn't make it earlier in the year? Don't worry, the Amputee Walking School is happening in November!

Todd Schaffhauser, Dennis Oehler, staff from University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI), and staff from Dankmeyer will get together November 15, 2017 to help amputees, their families and friends, and clinical teams learn new exercises to help with daily living and rehabilitation. 

You can register for Amputee Walking School on Eventbrite. If you are a Physical Therapist looking for CEUs and would like to learn more about advanced gait training, there is a professional class that day as well from 1:00 pm-7:00 pm, you can register at Eventbrite for that as well. 

If you have any questions about either event, please contact Sheila Schaffer at (410) 448-6802. 

If you'd like more information about the programs at UMROI, please visit their website.

 
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Oct
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Ottobock Academy Comes to Dankmeyer!

Are you a PT or PTA looking for credit hours? Maybe you are a healthcare professional who works with amputees or is interested in prosthetics, specifically computerized knees? Dankmeyer is the place to be! On Tuesday, October 10, the Ottobock Academy will be at Dankmeyer's main office in Linthicum from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to provide a seminar to help healthcare professionals understand the functions and benefits of the C-Leg, Genium, and X3 product ranges. 

The cost per participant is $15.00 and at the end will be given 4 credit hours for PT and PTA and 4 ABC CEUs.

For questions on this course, please contact the Ottobock Education Team by calling 1-800-328-4058 and speaking with an Education Coordinator or email us.education@ottobock.com

Registration can be completed using Eventbrite.

Hope to see you there!

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Sep
27
1:30pm 1:30pm

Amputee Support Group at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

The September meeting for the Amputee Support Group at MedStar's Good Samaritan Hospital is set for September 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm. This month, Gregory Howard, DGH Esquire, will be talking to the group about Estate Planning. 

Meetings are held in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center's O'Neill Building on the 2nd Floor in Conference Room A. 

If you have any questions on this for future events, please call them at (443) 444-5500.

Can't make it this month? The group meets on the 4th Wednesday each month at 1:30 and is open to all amputees in the Good Health Center.

 
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Sep
22
9:00am 9:00am

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Fall Prevention Awareness Day 2017

The National Council on Ageing is gearing up for 2017's Fall's Prevention Awareness Day. This year marks the 10th year and it's not slowing down, it's growing! This year's theme, 10 Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls, is being observed in at least 48 states and the District of Columbia. 

Locally, The Greater Annapolis Y in Arnold will be hosting a free event at their location in Arnold, MD that brings together a group of professionals from the community to help keep people strong, health, and moving. No need to register in advance, just come as you are!

Events and speakers include, injury prevention with Dr. Keblish, flu shots by Giant, gait analysis by Charm City Run, massage therapy by Virtuous Wellness and more!

For questions on how to get involved, please contact the The Greater Annapolis Y in Arnold at (410) 544-2525.

 

 
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Sep
16
10:00am10:00am

Amputee Support Group at UMROI

This month's Amputee Support Group will be a little different than the traditional monthly meetings. This month the group will meet on September 16th, as a part of the 9th Annual Adapted Sports Festival!

We have more details on the Adapted Sports Festival event on our website and you can register here. Be sure to register to make sure you get your event T-Shirt!

 

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Sep
16
10:00am10:00am

9th Annual Adapted Sports Festival - Hosted by University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute

For those with physical disabilities, staying active or participating in sports can be a challenge. The University of Maryland's Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI) is working to help by offering adapted sports and activities. What are adapted sports? They are sports that are modified to allow participation by those with disabilities - for instance, wheelchair basketball or rugby

On September 16th, UMROI will be hosting their 9th Annual Adapted Sports Festival! This year, Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler from Amputee Walking School will be on site as special guests and will be speaking and assisting in with Track and Field, they are former Paralympic athletes in case you didn't know. 

In addition Track and Field events like, Timed Walk and Dash in the Grass, you can see an Amputee Soccer demo or try seated volleyball. Participants will be able to try Adaptive Dance, Bocce, Cycling, SCUBA, Sit Volleyball,  Wheelchair Tennis and more. 

Admission is free for this event. To register for the event and to make sure you reserve your T-Shirt, click here. If you would like to volunteer your time, click here.

UMROI has an Adapted Sports program beyond this one day event. If you aren't able to attend or would like to know more about the program in general, please visit their website.

 
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Aug
26
11:30am11:30am

Steel Horse Guardians 4th Annual Ride for Camp No Limits

The Steel Horse Guardians are mounting up for their 4th Annual Charity Ride to benefit Camp No Limits. Camp No Limits is a camp for children and young people who are living with limb loss/difference. Camp No Limits has TEN locations all over the country, including one here in North East, Maryland at the NorthBay Adventure Camp! 

On August 26, the Steel Horse Guardians will be riding from Chesapeake Harley Davidson in Darlington, MD to the North East, MD VFW. Each rider and passenger will pay a fee to take part, which includes an all you can eat buffet and a performance by Shotgun Betty. 

Registration is from 9:30 to 11:30 on the day of the event and kickstands go up at 11:45. If you have question on the event, please contact them via Facebook.

For more information on Camp No Limits, click here. Or you can email them at: campnolimits@gmail.com

 

 
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Aug
23
1:30pm 1:30pm

Amputee Support Group at MedStar's Good Samaritan Hospital

MedStar's Good Samaritan Hospital has released the topic for their August Amputee Support Group meeting, "A Healthier You. How What We Eat Affects Us." Jessica DeCostole, MS, RD, LDN will be speaking. 

Meetings are held in the Good Health Center Conference Room A in O'Neill Building on the second floor.

If you have questions on this or the group in general, please contact them at (443) 444-5500.

 
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Aug
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Amputee Support Group at UMROI

The staff at the University of Maryland's Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI) are partnering with Dankmeyer, Inc to host this month's Amputee Support Group topic, Prosthetics for Puppies!

The group will be taking a look at how prostheses are improving the lives of not only humans, but our pets too!

Dankmeyer's favorite four legged patient, Moxie and her mom, Jeanne Smith, Patient Services Representative, will be on hand to show the difference these devices can make.

As always, the group will meet at the Outpatient Ground Floor Therapy Gym and Aquatic Center.

To RSVP for this fun and informative evening, or if you have questions about the group in general, please contact Jerry Morgan, PT at (410) 448-6731 or email him at geraldmorgan@umm.edu.

 
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Aug
3
to Aug 5

Amputee Coalition 2017 National Conference - In Full Swing

The Amputee Coalition is hosting their annual National Conference this August in Louisville, KY. This is the largest gathering for people impacted by limb loss in the WORLD! It's a great time to meet new people, make new friends, and learn a great deal. Registration is currently open and through June 28, 2017, all registrations are discounted at an Early Bird rate. A tentative schedule is also available.

While they cannot accept any registrations over the phone, if you have any questions, you can call them at 1-888-267-5669. 

Are you concerned about traveling? The Amputee Coalition has put together a Fact Sheet about TSA polices to  help you prepare for your trip. They also created a FAQ page for the event that answers a lot of questions as well.

The conference will be held at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville and right now, there is a special conference rate, they recommend that if you are attending that you make your arrangements as far in advance as possible, you can click here for hotel information.

 
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Jun
28
1:30pm 1:30pm

Amputee Support Group - June 2017

The MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital's Amputee Support Group will meet on Wednesday, June 28 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm in the O'Neill Building's Good Health  Center Conference Room A on the Second Floor. Sherry Kolte will be discussing ways to save on Medicare.

If you would like more information on this topic or have questions about this support group, please contact (443) 444-5500.

The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm, please call ahead to confirm.

 
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Jun
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

Amputee Walking School Summer 2017

Great news, the Summer Session of the Amputee Walking School will be held at the Linthicum office of Dankmeyer! We are very excited to be hosting Todd Schaffhauser, Dennis Oehler, and the staff from University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI) as they work with amputees and their families as well as healthcare professionals to learn new exercises and challenge themselves in a safe environment.

This day of fun and education will consist of two sessions. In the morning, the course for healthcare professionals begins and in the evening, the event which focuses on amputees and their families begins. Sound like something you'd like to take part in? Read on!

For healthcare professionals we will be hosting a new course, Lower Limb Prosthesis Prescription and Training Considerations. This course will take place from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and will feature Todd, Dennis, Megan Sions, PT, PHD, DPT from the University of Delaware, and our own Mark Hopkins, PT, CPO, MBA. Registration is currently open for this event. We do ask that you register early as space is limited.

Our evening event, which takes place from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, brings the activity in. This is where amputees, their friends and family can learn ways to be more active! The evening event continues to be free for all, however we do ask that you register in advance so we can keep track of those attending.

All of us at Dankmeyer hope you will join us for this event. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amy Smith at (410) 636-8114 ext 269 or email us at info@dankmeyer.com

We also encourage you to check out the programs available at University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI).

 
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Jun
14
1:00pm 1:00pm

Amputee Coalition Webinar: The TSA Presents Traveling with Limb Loss

With warmer weather comes summer vacations! As part of their vast array of resources, the Amputee Coalition will be hosting a webinar in conjunction with the TSA to help you get ready for your travels.

Susan Buckland, Senior Policy Advisor for the TSA, will provide information on what to expect at screening and what you can do to prepare.

The webinar is free and you can register by clicking here.

If you cannot attend, the Amputee Coalition has an article on their website, which you can find here, that has an overview of current policies and links to other resources. 

Have a fun and same summer!

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Jun
11
to Jun 14

6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill

The United Spinal Association will be hosting their 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill Legislative and Advocacy Conference from Sunday, June 11, 2017 to Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. 

This event allows those in the spinal cord injury and disorders (SCI/D) community a chance to connect with people, learn about topics and governmental policy, culminating in meetings with Congressional leaders on those topics. 

While we don't have much detail on the specifics yet, you can reach out to the Washington DC chapter of the United Spinal Association, The SCI Network of Metropolitan Washington, by emailing them using their form. Or you can call their main office in New York at (718) 803-3782 (please note, this number is not toll free).

Watch this space, as we have more details, we will pass them along!

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May
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Amputee Support Group - Adaptive Yoga

The University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Insitiute's (UMROI) Amputee Support Group will host their monthly meeting, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in their Outpatient Ground Floor Therapy Gym. 

The focus of May's group will be...Adaptive Yoga! Join Jill Gnagey, PT, DPT as she teaches beginner techniques and poses for those with limb loss. Be ready to join in the fun and dress in comfortable, loose fitting clothing.

If you'd like to attend the event, please contact the staff at UMROI via email at geraldmorgan@umm.edu or by phone (410) 448-6731.

 

 
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Apr
25
to Apr 26

Amputee Coalition Hill Days 2017

For those who have experienced limb loss, as well as their family, friends, and care team members, the Amputee Coalition will be hosting Hill Days on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Fairfax, VA. This provides those in attendance the unique experience of meeting with their peers, education on hot topics, and culminating with meetings with members of the House of Representatives and Senate in Washington DC on April 26, 2017.

If you want your voice to be heard but don't quite know how to go about it, the Amputee Coalition will provide information on the topics that will be addressed and what you expect while at the House and Senate. 

The event is free to attend, however, registration is necessary so the folks at the Amputee Coalition can have materials ready as well as schedule meetings with the appropriate people. If you are outside the Washington DC area and would like to attend, the AC also has a link for hotel reservations at the on their website. There is also a tentative agenda for both days activities.

For registration and hotel reservations, click here. If you have questions and would like to speak to someone prior to registering you can call 1-888-267-5669 ext 7102 or sent them an email at Federal@amputee-coalition.org

 
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Apr
22
10:00am10:00am

2nd Annual Amputee Awareness 5K Walk, Wheel or Run!

Are you looking for an activity for a spring Saturday morning? You are in luck, the staff at Adventist Healthcare have recently opened registration for their 2nd Annual Amputee Awareness 5K Walk, Wheel or Run Event. This event is free for anyone who wants to get moving to help raise awareness. Amputees who take part receive a free T-Shirt. Additional T-Shirts can be purchased for $15.00. If you cannot take part but want to help Adventist Healthcare raise amputee awareness, you can make a contribution by following the directions on their registration page.

This event will be held rain or shine at Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, MD 20850.

For more information, you can visit their website, send an email, or call the staff at Adventist Healthcare at (301) 758-0573.

 
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Apr
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Amputee Support Group @ UMROI

One of the great services that our friends at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI) offer is support groups. The group that focuses on amputees and their families meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 

This allows amputees, their friends and families, and healthcare professionals a place for education and socializing. These meetings are free and the location has easy entrance.

At the April meeting, staff from Dankmeyer will be giving information on resources for those who have had amputations.

Please RSVP by emailing Jerry Morgan, PTA at geraldmorgan@umm.edu, or calling (410) 448-6731.

 
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Mar
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

Amputee Walking School Spring 2017

UPDATE Monday 03/13/2017 - Due to the predicted snow storm this week, the staff at University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI), Dankmeyer, Todd and Dennis have rescheduled the Spring Walking School to next Wednesday, 3/22/17. If you have any questions, please call the staff at UMROI at (410) 448-6802 or Dankmeyer at (410) 636-8114. Stay safe and we hope to see you next week!

Spring will be here before we know it and so will the Amputee Walking School! Take advantage of the longer days and join Dankmeyer staff, staff from University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI), and Paralympians Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler for the next Amputee Walking School.

As always, the event is free and open to amputees and their families who would like to learn some new exercises and techniques. Registration is required. Online registration is available or you can contact Sheila Schaffer at (410) 448-6802 to register or if you'd like more information.

Are you a professional looking for more information on advanced gait training? In addition to the evening session for amputees, the Amputee Walking School is offering a course in just that subject! From 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Todd and Dennis will be offering lecture and demonstration on strengthening for individuals with lower limb loss. Lectures and labs will run from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm when professional will join with amputees for a larger session. This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for .5 CEUs. For those professionals interested registration is available, please note class space is limited.

If you haven't attended before or would like more information on previous sessions, take a look on our website for photos and information or head over to UMROI's website for information on Amputee Walking School or their other adaptive programs.

 

 

 
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Mar
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Eastern Shore Amputee Support Group

Calling all Eastern Shore Amputees! A new support group is coming together in your area. The Eastern Shore Amputee Support Group has their inaugural meeting Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Easton Family YMCA. Reed Fawell, Lena Gill, Dorothy Ortiz, and Ivy Sherwood decided it was time to start a group for both new and long-time amputees. 

Everyone is welcome to come, the event is free and you do not have to be a member of the YMCA. The space is also wheelchair accessible. 

The group will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm. If you have any questions, you can contact the YMCA at (410) 822-0566  ext 3337.

 
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Nov
19
9:00am 9:00am

Professional Course Offering - Trans-femoral Prosthesis Prescription and Training Considerations

Join Mark Hopkins, along with Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler, at Anne Arundel Medical Center CME for a course geared for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants to learn about the team approach for maximizing potential for transfemoral amputees.

The course is approved for 5.5 CEUs for PTs and PTAs licensed in the state of Maryland through the Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. 

Registration is currently available via Eventbrite.

 

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Nov
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

Amputee Walking School Fall 2016

It's that time again! Todd Schaffhauser, Dennis Oehler, Dankmeyer staff, and the staff at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute are gearing up for the Fall 2016 Amputee Walking School. Todd and Dennis, former Paralympic Gold Medalists, will join Dankmeyer and UMROI in Baltimore for an evening of fun and learning for those with lower limb amputations. If you are interested in this free event, and would like to join us click here to register. You can also call (410) 448-6802 or email sschaffer@umm.edu if you have any questions. 

 
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Sep
19
9:00am 9:00am

Easton Office Open House

Take a Tour of the New Easton Office!

As you may have seen, our Easton office moved! We opened the doors of our new space July 25th so some of you may have already been to the new office. For those who haven't or would like come out again, we are having an Open House September 19th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Stop by for a snack and a tour!

 
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Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

8th Annual University of Maryland Adapted Sports Festival

The Adapted Sports Festival, now in it's 8th year, provides those with physical disabilities, their friends and family the chance to try adapted sports with no obligation. Sports such as wheelchair basketball, hand cycling, quad rugby, golf, dance, volleyball, scuba diving and so much more are available to try. Registration is open for those who would like to participate and for anyone interested in volunteering, as well as a schedule of events for the day.

If you can't make it to the festival, but are interested in participating in adapted sports or volunteering, there is additional information on the University's Adapted Sports website.

 

University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
2200 Kernan Drive
Baltimore, MD 21207
Mike Henley mhenley@umm.edu
(410) 448-6307

 

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Apr
25
10:00am10:00am

Limb Loss 5K

The Amputee Recreational Support Group invites you to celebrate Limb Loss Awareness Month by participating in our Limb Loss Community 5K on April 25, 2015.  Pre-registration is available at www.eventbrite.com - search on Limb Loss 5K Walk in Laurel, MD.  Dankmeyer will be there to support the race.  Join us!

Event location: Granville Gude Park, 8300 Mulberry St., Laurel, MD 20707

Are you interested in volunteering for this event or becoming an amputee peer mentor? Please contact the Amputee Recreational Support Group via email at consultingra@yahoo.com or call Liza at 240-459-8517.

 
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