Step Up! Training for Lower Extremity Amputees

Covenant HealthCare and Bremer Prosthetics are proud to present this FREE program to help lower extremity amputees. Scott Barenek, a 24 year amputee and Certified Prosthetist, will teach participants various exercises and training methods designed to help amputees reach their maximum potential while living life with a prosthetic limb.

This program is open to all lower extremity amputees, their loved ones, caregivers, and rehabilitation professionals who would like to learn techniques for increasing functional prosthetic control. There is no age limit.

When: Second Thursday of each month from 4:00 to 6:00 pm

  • October 10, 2019
  • November 14, 2019
  • December 12, 2019

Where: Outpatient Therapy (Lower Level) at Covenant HealthCare's Michigan Campus, 515 North Michigan, Saginaw, MI 48601

To register, or for more information, please call 1.866.COVENANT (1.866.268.3626), or see the event flyer here.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What will I be doing at the clinic?
    • Exercises
    • Mobility training for walking, stairs, transfers, etc.
    • Education on amputee care
    • Walking and mobility tests
    • Interacting with other amputees and their families
  • Does it matter what kind of leg amputation I have?
    • No, you can have a transtibial amputations (below the knee) or a transfemoral amputation (above the knee).
  • Do I need to already have a prosthetic leg or know how to use a prosthetic leg to attend the clinic?
    • No, you can attend the clinic without owning or knowing how to use a prosthetic leg.
  • Do I have to have insurance or pay out of pocket to participate?
    • No. This clinic is free to attend.
  • Are the sessions different each month?
    • Yes, each clinic will include different exercises, education, and testing. The only element that will be same each time is a mobility test so you can see your progress.
  • Do I need to bring anything?
    • No papers are needed.
    • If you have a prosthetic leg, please wear it to the clinic.
    • Walkers and canes will be available for use, but if you have a specific assistive device that you like to use, you may bring it.
  • Do I have to register in advance?
    • No, there will be a sign in for walk-in participants, but we encourage you to register so we know how many people to plan for.
  • Where can I park?
    • There is a free parking visitor parking lot available.
    • If you cannot walk from the parking lot, someone may drop you off at the front door or the ambulance ramp sliding door (which opens to the outpatient therapy clinic).
    • There is free valet parking available in which a security officer will park your car and bring it back to you at the end of the clinic. You will need to drive your car down the ambulance/outpatient clinic ramp and go to the outpatient clinic desk window for assistance.