OPAF’s introducing First Row in Orlando next month! Ever try adaptive rowing or skulling? Here’s your chance!

OPAF is introducing a new First Clinic next month here in Orlando! First Row will be an introduction to adaptive rowing and skulling and will be held on Friday evening, February 22nd on the tennis courts of the Caribe Royale Resort. The staff of South Orlando Rowing Association will be on hand with “ergs”to offer you the chance to try adaptive rowing.

Ronnie Dickson leads another successful Rock Climbing Clinic, 1/12/2013

Following link to a tv news segment on the adaptive rock climbing clinic held in Phoenix, AZ last weekend. Ronnie Dickson introduced several amputees to climbing, including two bi-lateral shoulder disartics who were able to make it all the way to the top! Congrats to all!  Click here to view video —> Phoenix TV Channel 12, Adaptive Rock Climbing Clinic


Scout Bassett’s Tedxtalk in Sarasota, FL, “Creating Realities–Who You Choose to Be,” 1/13/2013

POA is beaming with pride for Scout Bassett! We’ve watched Scout grow from an 11-year-old frustrated athlete, to the incredibly accomplished young woman she is today. The TEDxtalk Scout recently gave in Sarasota, Florida, “Creating Realities — Who You Choose to Be,”  may be just the inspiration you need to pursue your own *impossible* dream!      Scout Bassett Tedtalks


6-Year-Old Brett Bolton places 2nd at State Gymnastics Tournament!, 1/14/2013

6-year-old Brett Bolton, a congenital hip disarticulate amputee, recently took part in a gymnastics competition in Tallahassee, Florida. He placed 2nd in his age division on floor exercises!   Way to go, Brett!     Click here to view his performance on video –>>Brett Gymnastics

To read more about Brett, see his patient profile on our website —>> Brett Bolton


Steve Chamberland nominated for Bay News 9’s “Everyday Heroes Viewers’ Choice Award,” Vote for Steve! 1/9/2013

Steve Chamberland, POA friend, former pro wrestler, below-knee amputee, and founder of 50 Legs, a non-profit organization which raises money to provide prosthetics for children, has been nominated for Bay News 9’s “Everyday Heroes Viewers’ Choice Award”. Steve puts his heart and soul into his work. One of his most recent recipients was POA’s Zoe Gibbs, who is featured in a video interview of Steve  entitled, “I’m glad I lost my leg; now I can help others.”   You can view the video here —>Steve Chamberland interview and then cast your vote!

We love this guy!!!! Vote for Steve!    To visit the 50 Legs Foundation website, click here —>50 Legs Foundation


Steve Chamberland and Jimmy Hart during a visit to POA.

POA featured in O&P Edge article, January 2013

The O&P Edge magazine published a nice article about POA in the Better Business section of their January 2013 edition! “Thinking Outside the Clinical Box–Facility Offers Fitness, Wellness, and Social Space.”   Click here  to view article, which begins on page 58 —> OP Edge article on POA