Dankmeyer co-sponsors Summer Amputee Walking School

Hosted by the Amputee Support Group, Dankmeyer, Inc. is pleased to co-sponsor the next session of the Amputee Walking School along with the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute (UMROI). This session will be held on June 17, 2015 at the Institute at Kernan Hospital.

Instructed by Paralympians Todd Schaffauser and Dennis Oehler, the event is for clinicians, amputees and their families.  Clinicians can attend from 1pm - 7pm for continuing education hours.  They will be joined at the evening session, from 4:30pm - 7pm, by amputees and their families, where they will all work with Todd and Dennis on a number of advanced gait training techniques.  Todd and Dennis, both lower limb amputees, co-founded the Amputee Walking School in 1989 to take amputees beyond traditional rehabilitation.  They are well known for their personable interactive clinics.

You can register by calling 410-448-6802 or email sschaffer@umm.edu.  Details are available by clicking on any of the links below.

UMROI has an update on their website about the clinic here.

PT's, PTA's, Physiatrists, Orthotists, Prosthetists, and PT/PTA Students who are interested in attending can get details for registration here.

Attendance for amputees and their families is free.  If you are interested in attending, please get details here.

You do not have to be a Dankmeyer patient to attend and attendance is free for amputees and their families!

REGISTER TODAY!  You don’t want to miss this!  News and pictures can be found below from previous sessions.  These stories would give you an idea of just what the Walking School is about.