POA’s Scout Bassett Participated in Denmark Marathon, 5/2011

POA’s Scout Bassett caught the eye of the Danish media while participating in a marathon in Denmark recently. 😉
Click here to see Danish news video >>

Amputee Coalition National Conference, June 2-5, 2011 — Join Us!

Hope to see you at the Amputee Coalition National Conference June 2-5 in Kansas City! In addition to our booth in the exhibit hall, we will be sponsoring three clinics – “First Climb” (adaptive climbing using a climbing wall) on Friday, 6/3 from 1-5pm, and “First Volley” (adaptive tennis) on Saturday, 6/4 from 8-10am, and “First Swim” (adaptive swimming) on Saturday, 6/4 from 2-4pm.

POA patient Bree McMahon featured in FOX News segment, “Teen soccer player preps for surgery,” 5/18/11

Best wishes to Bree as she recovers from her most recent surgery. Click here to see FOX News segment >>

“Bionic limbs are no longer science fiction,” ABC News, 5/19/2011

POA patient Cheryl Douglass (quadruple amputee) demonstrated new arm technology in this ABC news segment. Great job, Cheryl! Dr. Herr and his team are doing some great work. A few of our patients have been able to test drive the new “bionic foot” featured and were very impressed with this promising technology! Click here to view interview and read article >>

Amputee Adaptive Climbing Clinic at Joshua Tree National Park, 5/2011

POA intern Ronnie Dickson recently organized his first Adaptive Climbing Clinic at Joshua Tree National Park in California. This video is both inspiring and informative. Great work, Ronnie! Click here to view video >>

Report on Mobility Clinic with Bob Gailey PT in Florida, 5/2011

POA resident Ronnie Dickson (who is also an above knee amputee), reports on the recent Mobility Clinic featuring Bob Gailey, PT on his blog, “Take a Leg Off.” He also writes about other Bob Gailey mobility clinics he has participated in. Click here to read blog >>

POA patient Sgt. First Class Josh Olson participated in IPC World Cup in Spain, U.S. Paralympic News, 5/9/2011

Sergeant First Class Josh Olson finished in 7th place at the IPC Shooting World Cup in Spain. He is part of the U.S. Paralympic Shooting Team. Way to go, Josh! Click here to read article >>

“Wounded Troops Return to the Ballfield,” Washington Post, 5/7/2011

Another article on the Wounded Warriors all amputee softball team. This one includes photos as well as a link to the team’s website. Click here to read article >>

“Winter the Dolphin’s Family Beach Fest” at the Clearwater Aquarium on May 20, 2011

Meet “Winter,” the dolphin with the prosthetic tail, on May 20th at the Clearwater Aquarium! Admission for families is FREE! Proceeds from a “Fun Run”, 5K and 15K will benefit both the Aquarium and the Florida Chapter of the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Click on the following link for information on Winter’s festival and registration for fundraising events. Click here >>