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.

Para-Olympians 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 Open

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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.  

June 20, 2018 - Save the Date!

We were very sorry to have to cancel the March 21, 2018 date of the Amputee Walking School.  The sudden snowstorm that day kept everyone home.  We will hold the next session of this popular event on June 20, 2018.  As soon as registration is open, we will post the information.  In the meantime, let's get on with spring!

March 2018 CANCELLED due to Weather!

3/20/2018 - We are sorry to announce that due to weather, the March 21, 2018 session of Amputee Walking School is cancelled.  As soon as we get a date we will announce that rescheduled date.

Are you ready to register for the first Amputee Walking School session of 2018 on March 21, 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.  

Registration for professionals can be found by clicking here.  Space is limited, so don't wait! This session starts in the afternoon at 1:30PM and goes through the evening session when you will be joined by those with lower limb loss.

Attendance is free for those with lower limb loss and their families, but please let us know you are coming.  The session lasts from 5pm - 7pm.  Register for the event by clicking here.

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