Össur and the Challenged Athletes Foundation announced that they will host a series of six mobility clinics across the US beginning in June, according to a news release.
The free clinics will be led by Bob Gailey, PhD, PT from the University of Miami and Peter Harsch, CP, a certified triathlon coach and owner of Peter Harsch Prosthetics.
Participants will learn functional gait techniques to maximize prosthetic capabilities and movement in multiple directions. Each participant will be paired with designated clinical volunteers during the event who provide personalized guidance on proper gait form, offer physical support when needed and ensure participants maintain appropriate exertion levels.
“The Össur Mobility Clinics are an extraordinary opportunity for people to experience enhanced mobility and truly enjoy lives without limitations,” Mahesh Mansukhani, president of Össur Americas, stated in the release. “Össur is proud to have partnered with CAF for more than 15 years to provide sports prosthetics to amputees, and to make these mobility clinics possible.”
The 2013 clinic locations will include Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Boston, San Diego and San Francisco.