Report and Registration - Amputee Walking School

Todd gives some instruction.

The September 19, 2018 session of Amputee Walking School was completed with great success!  

Co-hosted by Dankmeyer and the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UM Rehab), this program is more formally known as Advanced Gait Training for Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputations. The day long “school” features two segments and is led by Paralympians and self-styled “professional amputees” Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler.  

The afternoon segment is a learning session for professionals, followed by an evening session where those with lower limb loss and their families (free to those participants!) come to work with Todd, Dennis and the pros on various kinds of exercises. Many of these attendees come to every session they can - to show their progress, see old friends, and get new exercises and encouragement - as well as cheer each other on.

You can read all about prior sessions and see a LOT of pictures by scrolling through previous AWS news below.

AND KEEP READING TO SEE SOME COOL NEWS!!!!

HERE IS THE COOL NEWS!!!

Dankmeyer, Inc. is hosting the next event on the AWS calendar on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Dankmeyer Linthicum office, so put that one on your calendar. We would love to see you!  On top of the professional and evening sessions, this is an opportunity to meet Dankmeyer staff members, get a little tour of the facility and meet 3DPO in person - that little green 3D intern has a selfie station all ready for you!

Registration is open.

For professionals interested in the day long teaching program “Lower Limb Prosthesis Prescriptions and Training Considerations: An Update”, click here.

For those with lower limb loss and their families, the evening event is free, but we ask you to register so we are prepared for you! Click here.

We had a very busy and fun day last year and here are a few pictures of the event!

September 19 2018 Amputee Walking School and MORE!

Amputee Walking School

Registration is now open for the next session of Amputee Walking School, Wednesday, September 19, 2018.  

Todd and Dennis will be there as Dankmeyer co-hosts with the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UM Rehab).  More formally known as Advanced Gait Training for Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputations, Amputee Walking School features two segments.  The afternoon segment is a learning session for professionals, followed by an evening session where those with lower limb loss and their families come to work with the pros on various kinds of exercises.  

Click here for registration for the professionals session.

Click here for registration for the free evening session for those with limb loss.

The next event on the AWS calendar will be Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  The November session will be held at the Dankmeyer Linthicum office, so put that one on your calendar! We would love to see you! You can read all about prior sessions and see a LOT of pictures by scrolling through our AWS news below.

 

Adapted Sports Festival

In addition to AWS in September, the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute also hosts the Adapted Sports Festival on Saturday, September 15, 2018. "The event provides people with disabilities a phenomenal introduction to adapted sports and provides an obligation-free opportunity to try different activities, ranging from wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, adapted golf, hand cycling, adapted martial arts, wheelchair dance, scuba diving and much more." For more information about the Adapted Sports Festival, click here.

 

Race For Our Kids

And, as if there wasn't enough going on, join the Dankmeyer team and some of their colleagues from the Sinai Hospital campus, and other participants, for the Race For Our Kids - a 5K/10K/1 Mile Family Fun Walk on Sunday, September 16, 2018.  This race will benefit the Children's Hospital at Sinai.

 

You can register to run on your own by clicking here.

OR, you can join the Dankmeyer Team by clicking here.

June Amputee Walking School Wrap Up

The summer session of Amputee Walking School was held on June 20, 2018. The afternoon segment was scheduled as a learning session for professionals, followed by an evening session where those with lower limb loss and their families come to work with the pros on various kinds of exercises.

Paralympians and self-styled “professional amputees” Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler were there to lead the sessions, as Dankmeyer co-hosts with the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI).  

Erika with Dankmeyer's Angie Bryl, CPO.

Erika Brannock, who has previously attended AWS, was there to sign her new children’s book, The Journey of NEM.  NEM is based on the true story of her experiences after the 2013 Boston Marathon, when she became an amputee.  This motivational speaker and preschool teacher writes, “I wrote this book hoping to help children understand that when a hard thing happens to them, it’s not going to defeat them…”.  Dankmeyer is very happy to support Erika in this new endeavor.

Always busy and fun, there are two sessions of AWS left this year.   Pencil these dates in so you don't miss the fun:

  • September 19, 2018

  • November 14, 2018

You can read all about prior sessions and see a LOT of pictures by scrolling through our AWS news below.  

Special Guest Erika Brannock at June Amputee Walking School

We are pleased to announce that we will have a very special guest at the next session of Amputee Walking School, on June 20, 2018!

Erika Brannock will be there to sign her new children’s book, The Journey of NEM.  NEM is based on the true story of her experiences after the 2013 Boston Marathon, when she became an amputee.  This motivational speaker and preschool teacher writes, “I wrote this book hoping to help children understand that when a hard thing happens to them, it’s not going to defeat them…”.  Erika cannot wait to share this beautifully illustrated tale, and the Dankmeyer team is very happy to be a part of her continuing journey. 

Registration is open for the next session of Amputee Walking School, June 20, 2018, so come and join us and meet Erika while you are there.  

Todd and Dennis will be there as Dankmeyer co-hosts with the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI).  More formally known as Advanced Gait Training for Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputations, Amputee Walking School features two segments.  The afternoon segment is a learning session for professionals, followed by an evening session where those with lower limb loss and their families come to work with the pros on various kinds of exercises.  

Click here for registration for the professionals session.

Click here for registration for the free evening session for those with limb loss.

Pencil these dates in for the rest of the year so you don't miss the fun:

  • June 20, 2018
  • September 19, 2018
  • November 14, 2018

You can read all about prior sessions and see a LOT of pictures by scrolling through our AWS news below.  

Registration open for June 20 2018 Amputee Walking School

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Registration is now open for the next session of Amputee Walking School, June 20, 2018.  

Todd and Dennis will be there as Dankmeyer co-hosts with the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI).  More formally known as Advanced Gait Training for Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputations, Amputee Walking School features two segments.  The afternoon segment is a learning session for professionals, followed by an evening session where those with lower limb loss and their families come to work with the pros on various kinds of exercises.  

Click here for registration for the professionals session.

Click here for registration for the free evening session for those with limb loss.

Pencil these dates in for the rest of the year so you don't miss the fun:

  • June 20, 2018
  • September 19, 2018
  • November 14, 2018

You can read all about prior sessions and see a LOT of pictures by scrolling through our AWS news below.