OPAF First Stride Trainings and Clinics were recently held in Florida and in Wisconsin to educate therapists and lower limb amputees with an introduction to gait training.

Creative Orthotics and Prosthetics sponsored their event at the Crestview Community Center in Crestview, FL. Owner Charlie Mata, CPO, LPO invited local therapists for the classroom education, led by Chris Doerger PT, CP. The afternoon session Charlie invited his patients and local individuals with limb loss to join us for a hands on experience for both the patients and the therapists.

Kempfer Prosthetics Orthotics and Aurora St. Lukes Hospital in Milwaukee hosted a First Stride Training and Clinic with funding from the Ed Halperin Memorial Golf Outing, held each year and benefiting OPAF & The First Clinics. Joel Kempfer, CP, FAAOP was a volunteer and host of the event, along with Louise Halperin and her daughter Karen. Area therapists from St. Lukes as well as from Milwaukee School Districts were on hand for the day long event.