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ÖSSUR PARTNERSHIP

 

Össur is our Global Prosthetics Partner and together we are changing the landscape for leg amputees who want to live a life without limitations through sport. Here’s how:

 

RUNNING & MOBILITY CLINICS

 

Together, Össur and CAF organize Running & Mobility clinics each year to help amputees across the United States regain their independence using various kinds of prosthetics.

 

 

MEET THE COACHES:

 

Bob Gailey at Challenged Athletes Foundation's Össur Running & Mobility Clinic

 

Robert S. Gailey, PhD, PT

Dr. Bob Gailey is one of the world’s leading gait experts. He is a professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and the Director of the Neil Spielholz Functional Outcomes Research and Evaluation Center. Over the years, he has helped develop nine outcome measures and his continuing research efforts include work in the areas of amputee rehabilitation, prosthetic gait, functional assessments, and amputee athletics.

Peter Harsch at Ossur Run Clinic in La Jolla

 

Peter D. Harsch, C.P.

Certified Prosthetist Peter D. Harsch earned his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and graduated from the Prosthetic Certificate program at Cal State University Dominguez Hills, becoming an ABC-certified Prosthetist in 1999. In 2006, Peter became Director of Prosthetics for the Naval Medical Center’s C-5 initiative. In 2012, he opened Peter Harsch Prosthetics, now one of the most sought-after practices for amputees around the world.

 


RUNNING PROSTHETIC GRANTS

 

CAF and Össur partner to provide running prosthetic grants. These Ossur Flex-Run recipients receive the Nike Sole, a prosthetic running foot tred which was the brainchild of Nike, the Össur team, and CAF ambassador and Team Össur athlete, Sarah Reinertsen.