UCSF hosts amputee clinic

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Disabled patients from around the Bay Area will converge on AT&T Park Saturday morning for a coaching session that could be life-changing.

Specialists from UCSF who are helping fit amputees with prosthetics that allow them to compete at the highest levels of sport, will be at Saturday's event. Those experts will be holding an all-day open clinic at the ballpark. It will include advice on improving running techniques, strength training, cycling and team sports.

Matt Garibaldi directs UCSF's orthotic and prosthetic center.

"Most patients will finish a bout of physical therapy and be sent off into the world to live with their prosthesis, never fully recognizing their full potential and what they can do," says Garibaldi.

The event is known as ACT for Amputee Comprehensive Training. It begins at 10 a.m. at AT&T Park and is free to anyone wants to register.