Attendees at an Össur Running & Mobility Clinic Presented by the Challenged Athletes Foundation work side-by-side with other people with limb loss, Össur Clinical Specialists, and some of the most well-known gait experts in the field, all in a fun, safe, and encouraging environment!
Drills, exercises and techniques are specially designed to help people of all abilities enhance their mobility, whether they consider themselves beginning, intermediate or even advanced. So, regardless if you want to gain more confidence while moving with your prosthesis, or aspire to break a world record – Bob Gailey, Ph.D., PT and Peter Harsch, CP are the best coaches around!
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. He also has been a Special Advisor to the Department of Defense on amputee rehabilitation.
Dr. Gailey received his Doctorate in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications and medical textbook chapters. Over the years, he has helped develop nine outcome measures, including the Amputee Mobility Predictor and the Comprehensive High-Activity Mobility Predictor. His continuing research efforts includes work in the areas of amputee rehabilitation, prosthetic gait, functional assessments and amputee athletics.
Dr. Gailey has received numerous honors, including being named an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics. He has received the ISPO’s Forcheimer Prize for Research, the Amputee Coalition of America’s Ernest Burgess Award, and the American Physical Therapy Association’s Henry and Florence Kendall Practice Award. He also is the four-time recipient of the Thrandhardt Lecture Series Award.
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. He later became Senior Clinical Manager for Össur North America.
In 2006, Peter became Director of Prosthetics for the Naval Medical Center’s C-5 (Comprehensive and Complex Combat Care Center) initiative in San Diego, California. He also has been the Team Prosthetist for the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Team since 2002, including serving as National Team Director of the 2009-10 USAT Paratriathlon teams. In 2012, he opened Peter Harsch Prosthetics, which today is one of the most sought-after practices for amputees around the world.
An accomplished triathlete, Peter was featured in the CBS reality television series “Amazing Race 10” in 2006. He has competed in and finished 14 Ironman triathlons around the world, including four Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.