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SPACE IS LIMITED.  REGISTER EARLY. PRESENTERS Todd A. Schaffhauser &  Dennis Oehler Todd and Dennis are former Paralympic Athletes  This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for .5 CEUs.  Course Description This advanced gait training and running program for individuals with lower extremity amputation (The Amputee Walking School) is offered by the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute in partnership with Dankmeyer, Inc. Participants will learn how to complete and how to teach the following: Exercises and stretches for Individuals of all ages with lower limb amputation and various levels of amputation. Treatment approaches for improved function and return to an active lifestyle. Instruction on advanced exercises and running techniques for individuals with above and below-knee amputation.

Achieving best performance with an orthotic or prosthetic device The dynamics of how  artificial prosthetics work How to use muscles properly to control prosthetic limbs To teach individuals with amputation to run, move from side-to-side, bend down, jump, climb stairs and walk with confidence. The walking school applies hands-on participation techniques. Participants work through the full-range of stretching and strengthening exercises, assisted by a trained professional and/or their spouse/family member. Those individuals with more advanced skill are taught running techniques, while others have the opportunity to review the basic exercises and are shown advanced options to improve their walking gait. Course Objectives After the course participants will be able to: 1.  Select and perform appropriate stretches and strengthening exercises to assist the person with amputation to achieve increased flexibility, strength and function to achieve the best performance from his or her prosthetic device.
2.  Demonstrate and teach fitness modifications for individuals with above- and below-knee amputation. 3.  Analyze biomechanical features of walking and running gait with the prosthetic device in persons with amputation. 4.  Teach persons post amputation about resources available for return to community recreation participation. Course Agenda 1:30PM-1:45PM  Registration- (1 – 10 minute break will be inserted somewhere in this curriculum)  1:45-2:15PM Welcome & Introduction: Introduction of presenters including goals and expectations, and pre test.  2:15-2:45PM LECTURE: Strengthening for the Individual with Above the Knee Amputation2 2:45-3:15PM  LAB: Demonstration and participation in strengthening techniques for individuals with above knee amputation.
This includes discussion of compensatory movements which highlight muscle weakness.   3:15-3:45PM: LECTURE: Strengthening for the Individual with Below the Knee Amputation 3:45-4:15PM:  LAB: Demonstration and participation in strengthening techniques for individuals with below knee amputation. This includes discussion of compensatory movements which highlight muscle weakness.   4:15p- 4:45PM:  LAB: Analysis of prosthetic devices and prosthetic device function in walking and running gait.   4:45 PM Questions & Answers, Post Test, Break 5 PM – 7 PM:  LAB: Walking Program: Practice walking and running gait techniques in group setting with attending individuals with amputation, applying fitness modifications needed. This includes practice of advanced gait training techniques covered in the morning session.  This session includes discussion with participants on community resourcing for recreation participation.
Links to course handouts is provided a few days prior to course and  available after payment is received.  Please print and bring your own handouts.  Snacks provided at the break between lecture and the Amputee Walking Program Lab from 5-7pm   FAQs What are my parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking is free.   It is sometimes difficult to find when you will be arriving so leave plenty of time.   What can I bring into the event? Feel free to bring a lunch or snacks and water. Food is available in our cafeteria prior to the event and in our Kernan Cafe giftshop before and during the event.    How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email your question to or contact Sheila Schaffer at 410-448-6802 with questions.
May people with limb loss attend this education course? Yes.   Please call Sheila Schaffer at 410-448-6802 to register..

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