Amputee Walking School is a program held four times a year, co-hosted by Dankmeyer and the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UM Rehab). Amputee Walking School features two segments. The afternoon segment is a learning session for professionals. This is followed by an evening session where those with lower limb loss and their families come to work with the pros on various kinds of exercises.
At the evening session, founders and amputees Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler start out by talking about the need for exercises and persistence in order to reach individual goals. Then participants work with the physical therapists and other volunteers, under Todd and Dennis’ supervision, through various exercise stations. It is not all hard work! There are smiles and encouragement all around.
Pencil these dates in for the rest of the year so you don't miss the fun:
September 18, 2019
November 20, 2019
Now, please enjoy this album of some selected photos from June 19, 2019. We will look forward to seeing you next time.