The 2016 season of Amputee Walking School events kicked off on March 16, 2016, the first of three dates this year. The University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute welcomed back Dennis Oehler and Todd Schaffhauser for the popular program. Todd and Dennis are both individuals with amputation who won their running events in the 1988 Seoul Paralympics, and now travel around the country with this event. Hosted locally by the Amputee Support Group, and co-sponsored by Dankmeyer Inc. Prosthetics and Orthotics, the program is designed for people with lower extremity amputation - with sessions for clinicians and patients with their families.
The program includes instruction in exercises for people with amputation to improve walking, balance, coordination and even running! Included is testing for balance and walking speed with retests at subsequent events to track your progress. Attendees always enjoy the positive atmosphere and team work that is found at these events. Here are some pictures of the March event we hope you will enjoy - and please plan to join us for the next three sessions:
June 15, 2016 - in conjunction with the Amputee Coalition Peer Visitor training
November 16, 2016