New Dates for Amputee Walking School

Dates for the 2016 series of Advanced Gait Training for Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputations (Amputee Walking School) have been announced.  

  • March 16, 2016
  • June 15, 2016
  • November 16, 2016

If you are interested in attending, either as a professional, or as an amputee, put these dates on your calendar!  

Registration for the March 16 event is open.  

For amputees and their families, click here.  There is no charge for attending!

For professionals who want to learn more about this event, click here.

All events will be held at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI) on Kernan Drive in Baltimore. This series is co-hosted by the Amputee Support Group, UMROI and Dankmeyer.  It aims to teach and practice training exercises for lower limb amputees.  Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler, Para-Olympians and self-styled “professional amputees”, co-founded the Amputee Walking School in 1989 to take amputees beyond traditional rehabilitation.  Their stories and training sessions are an inspiration to the professionals, amputees and their families who attend.

Previous amputee participants are encouraged to attend more than one session.  We will post additional information as soon as it becomes available.  For pictures and video of previous sessions, please scroll down through OLDER news on this page.