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World-renowned prosthetist to educate amputees in Tacoma
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date:
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
cost:
free
venue:
Hanger Clinic
723 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
info:
253-383-4447
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Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP, world-renowned certified prosthetist and clinician portrayed by Morgan Freeman in the 3D family movie "Dolphin Tale," will be in town to educate local amputees; showing them what's available with prosthetic technology and what's on the horizon. Prosthetic users wishing to visit with Carroll should call 253-383-4447 to schedule a visit. An American Board Certified prosthetist with more than 30 years experience as a practicing clinician, visionary researcher, and skilled educator, Carroll travels daily both nationally and internationally educating clinicians and prosthetic users who work with and who are the most challenging amputation cases. Carroll has appeared internationally on news broadcasts such as Dateline, 20/20, CBS Early Show, NBC Nightly News, ABC's Good Morning America, and the Discovery Channel. Carroll has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and is a member of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), the British Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics (BAPO) and the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. In 2009 Carroll was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the United States Sports Academy because of his contributions to the advancement of prosthetics and his dedication to numerous disabled and Paralympic athletes.