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.

“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 >>

“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 >>