The first Amputee Walking School of 2019 was yesterday, 4/10/2019. Paralympians and self-styled “professional amputees” Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler were there to lead the evening session, as Dankmeyer co-hosted with the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI).
Just to add a new twist to the event, Todd and Dennis were featured in a Facebook Live video where they explain the program and demonstrate some exercises. They discuss the importance of physical therapy for amputees, and encourage amputees to track their steps, setting daily goals for themselves.
If you would like to watch this great, really informative video, click here. Todd and Dennis know how to engage and encourage amputees to get moving!
If you haven’t been before and you are interested in the next session, it is scheduled for June 19, 2019. Put the date on your calendar and we will let you know as soon as registration is available!