PMR hosts first UF Adaptive Mobility Clinic

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UF Health Sports Performance Center, partnered with the Hangar Clinic and Levitate, a prosthetic company, to host the first Adaptive Mobility Clinic to “test run” running blades at UF. This event welcomed attendees of all backgrounds in the North Florida region to think about re-engaging with exercise in different intensities after limb loss. Attendees had the opportunity to try out the new prostheses while performing different activities, and experienced state-of-the-art motion capture and gait analyses.

Sample of blade protheses offered for testing.


Attendees in the new prostheses (Left pic). Howard Parsons affixes a new blade (Middle pic). Drs. Zarreii and Madsen offer feedback and encouragement (Right pic).

Drs. Ryan Nixon and Sharareh Sharififar work together to capture motion and gait data with attendees.

A grateful volunteer team!

Standing: Dr. Aimee Madsen (UF), Dr. Parisa Zarreii (UF), Dr. Ryan Nixon (UF), Brook Raasch (Levitate), Erika Griffiths (UF), Howard Parsons (Hangar)

Kneeling: Jamie Bolling (UF), Dr. Heather Vincent (UF), Amy Morace (Hangar)

Not pictured: Dr. Sharareh Sharififar