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5 Tips to Get Your Prosthetist to Listen to You

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Consulting with a prosthetist who doesn’t seem to listen can be frustrating. Every appointment feels like a race—as if you only have a few minutes to share your concerns. You go through your "punch list" of issues, and you’re not quite sure if your prosthetist understands what you’re trying to communicate.

Tips to get your prosthetist to listen to you.

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How to Prevent a Downward Spiral

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Getting caught in a downward spiral is hard. Most of the time, you may feel like you can't do anything about it. You may wake up to discover that things are not going your way, and it's pretty easy to let these situations convince you that you're going to have another bad day.

Tips on how to prevent a downward spiral.

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Walk Naturally on Any Terrain with the Össur Proprio Foot

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One out of two prosthetic users reports the fear of falling, which can result in a more sedentary lifestyle as they avoid certain activities to prevent tripping or falling. The redesigned Össur Proprio Foot aims to reduce the possibility of falling while also helping prosthetic users walk naturally on any terrain.

Ossur Proprio Foot lets you walk naturally on any terrain.

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How to Turn Problems Into Opportunities

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Thanks to our ingrained negativity bias, we tend to feel the impact of negative events more than positive ones. However, when you talk to any adaptive athlete or successful entrepreneur, you’ll notice that they view challenges differently. They see problems as opportunities to learn and improve.

Tips on how to turn problems into opportunities.

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Maintain a Better Socket Fit With Vacuum

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Loss of volume in your residual limb naturally happens as you go about your day. For most prosthetic users, maintaining an ideal socket fit requires adding another prosthetic sock ply at around 10 am or at noon. This can sometimes be a hassle, so the findings of a recent study published in Prosthetics and Orthotics International might be the answer you need for a better limb fluid management strategy.

Study says elevated vacuum decreases overall volume loss.

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