Limb Care Foundation's Prosthetic Summer Camp To Inspire Future Healthcare Professionals

The Limb Care Foundation is proud to announce its inaugural Prosthetic Summer Camp, a groundbreaking event aimed at inspiring the next generation of healthcare professionals. The camp, scheduled to take place on July 14th at UC Davis Health, offers an exceptional opportunity for high school and middle school students to delve into the world of prosthetics and other amputee related professions through engaging hands-on activities.

The Prosthetic Summer Camp, a collaborative effort between the Limb Care Foundation, UC Davis Health Center, UCD MESA, and Yes2Kollege, seeks to ignite curiosity and passion in young minds while fostering a multidisciplinary approach to limb health. By combining podiatry, orthotics/prosthetics, physical therapy, and other healthcare fields, the camp aims to maximize patient quality of life through education, advocacy, and outreach.

With a carefully curated agenda, the Prosthetic Summer Camp guarantees an immersive and transformative experience for its participants. Starting with an introduction by the Limb Care Foundation, students will have the opportunity to learn from esteemed presenters and panelists who are professionals in their respective fields. Mark Muller, CPO, and Mark Cromer, CPO from CSUDH O&P will shed light on orthotics and prosthetics, while Dr. Toran Macleod from CSUS PT will explore the significance of physical therapy in limb rehabilitation. The keynote address will be delivered by Lou Figueroa, a motivational speaker, train accident survivor, and CEO of Inspired Balance, who will share his inspiring journey of resilience and overcoming adversity.

The camp will also feature an enlightening panel discussion where students can interact with amputees, prosthetists, therapists, and other healthcare providers. This Q&A session will provide a unique opportunity to listen to their expertise, gain valuable insights, and learn from their life experiences. Furthermore, students will engage in a thrilling prosthetic arm competition organized by MESA, showcasing their creativity, problem-solving skills, and teamwork.

Dr. Jonathan Schofield from UCD Engineering will present the latest advancements in the field of engineering as it relates to prosthetics, demonstrating the intersection between innovation and healthcare. The day will conclude with closing remarks by the Limb Care Foundation, followed by photo opportunities to commemorate the memorable experience.

Laduan Smedley, Jr., CPO

“A big part of our organization is education, so we are offering a 100% free summer camp for middle and high school students to come to UC Davis Health to learn from prosthetists, occupational and physical therapists, and engineers through engaging presentations and hands-on activities.” added Laduan Smedley, Jr., CPO. “Definitely looking forward to seeing lots of young, energetic faces. Our capacity is for 120 students, so we are hoping for a full house.”

The Limb Care Foundation encourages individuals and organizations to support their noble cause by making donations. These contributions will directly impact the foundation’s initiatives to improve the lives of amputees and promote comprehensive limb care.

Laduan Smedley - President of Limb Care Foundation.

To learn more about the Prosthetic Summer Camp and how to contribute to the Limb Care Foundation, please visit their official website at

About Limb Care Foundation:

Limb Care Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to revolutionizing limb health through a multidisciplinary approach. By integrating podiatry, orthotics/prosthetics, and physical therapy, the foundation aims to maximize patient quality of life through education, advocacy, and outreach. Through its initiatives, Limb Care Foundation empowers individuals with limb-related challenges to lead fulfilling lives and promotes a greater understanding of limb health in the community.

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Laduan Smedley


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