Webinar: Paratriathlon Lower Limb Amputee Considerations for Coaching and Training
Topic: Paratriathlon Lower Limb Amputee Considerations for Coaching and Training
Gain a better understanding of the challenges and solutions of training and racing with a lower limb prosthesis and options for both coaches and amputee athletes to improve biomechanics in running and cycling. Also covered is an overview of prosthetic components for improved comfort and suspension along with options for both T1 and T2.
Certified Prosthetist Peter D. Harsch graduated from Arizona State University in May 1996, with a Bachelor Science degree. He attended Cal State University Dominguez Hills Prosthetic Certificate program and graduated in May 1997. After receiving his Certificate, Peter moved to Phoenix, AZ and took a residency position with NovaCare-Hanger. In June 1999 he completed his residency and became an ABC Certified Prosthetist. He continued to work as a clinician in Phoenix, AZ until January 2000. At that time Peter transferred to Denver, CO and lived in Boulder, Colorado to pursue his goal of competing in the Hawaii Ironman World Championships, which he finished October 2005. Since then he has competed and finished 13 Ironman triathlons around the world including 4 Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii. In October of 2001 Peter joined Ossur North America and later became the Sr. Clinical Manger. From October of 2006 until October of 2012, Peter was the Director of Prosthetics for the Naval Medical Center C-5 unit in San Diego (Comprehensive and Complex Combat Care Center). Also in 2006 Peter competed in the CBS reality series “Amazing Race 10” where he traveled and raced around the world with eleven other teams. Peter has also been the team Prosthetist for the United States Paralympic track and field team since the 2002 and was the National Team Director for the 2009 USAT ParaTriathlon team. Peter is now the President and CEO of his own Prosthetic rehabilitation company named Peter Harsch Prosthetics in San Diego.
Event Type: National
Entry Fee: $14.99
Event Date: May 14, 2013
Start Time: 1:00 PM MST
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