RESCHEDULED!!! to March 22, 2017 Spring Amputee Walking School is open for registration!

DUE TO WINTER STORM STELLA - This event has been rescheduled to March 22, 2017.

Registration for the event is open for professionals and individuals with lower limb loss and their families.    

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.  

Professionals can attend the session from 1-7pm.  This is a very inexpensive way to earn CEU's.   Information and registration for this session can be found by clicking here.

Patients and their families can attend the evening session. There is no charge for attending the event from 5-7 pm! If you would like to register, click here.

Previous amputee participants are encouraged to attend more than one session.  If you haven't been before, you might find reports of previous sessions fun and inspiring! Please scroll down through OLDER news on this page.

We also have dates for the other 2017 sessions:

  • June 21, 2017
  • November 15, 2017

If you are interested in attending, either as a professional, or as an amputee, put these dates on your calendar.  You won't want to miss these events.