Amputee Walking School Recap Summer Session 5/2014

On May 31, 2014, we were very proud to be partnered with The University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute and The University of Maryland Rehabilitation Network to present an Advanced Gait Training for Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputations.  The all-day event was conducted by two dynamic Paralympians, Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler.  Held at Baltimore City Community College, the participants attended some lectures, and spent a lot of time in the gym!  There, they explored different stations where they could work on balance, technique, and in the case of the children - just play!

One of our attendees was Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Major, who lost both of his legs in an IED attack in Ramadi Iraq in 2006. See one of his walking school exercises in this video: