Mines cohosting all-ages running and mobility clinic for amputees May 2

GOLDEN, Colo., April 27, 2015  The Colorado School of Mines Center for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research, along with Hanger Clinic and Freedom Innovations, will hold a free, all-ages running and mobility clinic for amputees May 2 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Stermole Track and Field Complex adjacent to the Mines campus in Golden. 

This is the second year this event has been hosted at Mines. Last year, approximately 40 amputees with various skill levels ages 3 to 70 attended the event.

Activities will include learning the fundamentals of amputee running, stretching and strengthening for the amputee runner, individual biomechanical assessments and a kid-zone. Participants can interface with coaches and meet potential training partners.  

The Center for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research develops innovative solutions for musculoskeletal disabilities, a vision in line with that of Hanger Clinic and Freedom Innovations, companies that specialize in prosthetic devices.

“We are enthusiastic to host this clinic with Hanger and Freedom Innovations for the second year,” said Anne Silverman, assistant professor in mechanical engineering and director of the Functional Biomechanics Laboratory. “Mines students and faculty will volunteer at the event with clinicians from the region to encourage a diverse group of prosthesis users to become more active.”

Instructors include amputee and world-record marathon runner Amy Dodson and physical therapist and athletic trainer Tim Hilden, from the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine.

Contact:

Karen Gilbert, Director of Public Relations, Colorado School of Mines / 303-273-3541 / kgilbert@mines.edu
Kathleen Morton, Communications Coordinator, Colorado School of Mines / 303-273-3088 / kmorton@mines.edu