January 16, 2019 – Charlotte, NC – OPAF & The First Clinics is pleased to announce that
Chris Doerger PT, CP has been named the OPAF Director of Education. Chris has been integral in the creation and implementation of the OPAF First Clinics with trainings which now offer continuing education credits to members of the allied health care rehab team. Beginning with First Stride as an introduction to gait training for physical therapists and now expanding to include First Swim, First Things First and First Fit, the family of OPAF education opportunities continues to grow under her leadership.
“I’m excited to help OPAF strengthen and grow their education reach and to continue to fulfill the OPAF mission” offered Chris.
“OPAF is looking to the future with our education offerings with Chris at the helm, to bring all members of the team together for those we serve” Robin Burton, OPAF Executive Director. “She brings the complete package together and makes learning fun.”
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About OPAF: Serving as the philanthropic arm of the US orthotic and prosthetic community, the Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF), develops, implements, partners and hosts adaptive recreational clinics for those with physical challenges. The First Clinics are recognized as leaders in adaptive recreation. Whether this is the first time a participant is trying an activity after illness, injury or episode or the first time they are ever trying, First Clinics offer top notch adaptive instruction specifically for them. Founded in 1995 to support the Paralympic Games in Atlanta, OPAF & The First Clinics have moved forward to offer introductory level adaptive recreation opportunities to everyone, not just the elite athlete. For more information on OPAF and The First Clinics, visit www.opafonline.org.