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Center for O & P Care hosts First Stride Training and Clinic in Louisville

Categories: Press Room | Author: David Ingraham | Posted: 9/11/2018 | Views: 374

September 10, 2018 – Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care recently hosted an OPAF First Stride Training and Clinic in Louisville, KY.  This was the third year in a row for COPC to sponsor a First Stride for their patients, their referral sources and their community. The event was held at Norton’s Orthopaedic and Hand Center and instruction was led by First Stride instructor, Jim Scharf, PTA.

Over 25 therapists, practitioners and patients attended the morning session, focusing on outcomes measures and how they relate to introduction to gait training for the lower limb amputee. Prosthetic componentry as well as proprioception were part of the three hour classroom education session which provided CEUs for both therapists and practitioners.

The afternoon session saw over a dozen lower limb amputees join us for a series of exercises and demonstrations to aid in walking as well as balance and core strength.  Patients were given hand outs of exercises that they can use with everyday household items to improve their walking and activity level.

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