April 18, 2019 – Parkersburg, WV – Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics will host a free golf clinic for rehab personnel and community members with limb loss and other physical challenges.  First Swing Learn to Golf, a program of the National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA), will offer a morning session specifically for area therapists (PTs, OTs, RTs), golf teaching pros and anyone with an interest in adaptive recreation.  Clinic will include classroom instruction and hands on driving range work.  Continuing education credits and PGA points may apply.  Lunch will be provided. Morning attendees are asked to stay for the afternoon clinic session when our clinic participants will learn how to golf or how to return to the game of golf. 

Community members with limb loss and other physical challenges will work on the golf range in the afternoon session with the rehab personnel, golf coaches and professional adaptive golf instructors. No golf experience is necessary.  Participants will learn how to golf or techniques to improve their swing. Registered participants are invited to join the group for lunch at noon.

Instruction will be provided by Don Zommer, a NAGA First Swing Instructor.  First Swing Learn to Golf is offered at NO CHARGE to any attendee.  Online registration is required and available for both the morning and afternoon sessions at www.MillerPO.com  or by contacting Nancy Miller at NancyMiller@MillerPO.com or at 740-421-4211.  Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics is bringing in experts from two national groups to provide quality education to the Mid-Ohio Valley:   The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) and the National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA).

The First Swing event will take place on Friday, May 17 at Parkersburg Country Club in Vienna, WV.  Morning session begins at 9 am and the afternoon clinic session will begin at 1 pm on the driving range.  For more information, you may call 740-421-4211 or contact NancyMiller@MillerPO.com.  Balance, grip, range of motion, adaptive equipment and techniques will all be part of the day’s instruction.

Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics offer top quality patient care in both Ohio and West Virginia.  First Swing is a chance for them to give back to their community, their patients and their referrals sources with top quality adaptive recreation and education. 

Brian Hyson golfer, Allison Barnett Physical Therapist

About Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics:

Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics is a team of highly experienced professionals who provide people with the most comfortable and functional fit for artificial limbs, and orthotic braces, supports and cranial helmets.  They see patients in two locations:  Belpre, Ohio and Parkersburg, West Virginia.  They are a high-tech, organized and efficient organization who provide outstanding patient satisfaction at all levels.  They also lead the Prosthetic Users Group of the Mid-Ohio Valley, own a 3-legged certified therapy dog named Keating, and are certified visitors through the Amputee Coalition. 

For more information about Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics, call 740-421-4211, visit www.millerpo.com or email us at info@millerpo.com

Don Zommer, Professional Adaptive Golf Instructor from the National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA) provides instruction to Zach at a First Swing Clinic.

About OPAF: Serving as the philanthropic arm of the US orthotic and prosthetic community, the Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF), develops, implements, partners and hosts adaptive recreational clinics for those with physical challenges.  The First Clinics are recognized as leaders in adaptive recreation.  Whether this is the first time a participant is trying an activity after illness, injury or episode or the first time they are ever trying, First Clinics offer top notch adaptive instruction specifically for them. Founded in 1995 to support the Paralympic Games in Atlanta, OPAF & The First Clinics have moved forward to offer introductory level adaptive recreation opportunities to everyone, not just the elite athlete.  For more information on OPAF and The First Clinics, visit www.opafonline.org.

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