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Bodybuilding Legend Aims to Be in the Best Shape Possible After Leg Amputation

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It may take a lot for a person living with limb loss to resume an active lifestyle, but it isn't impossible. Bodybuilding legend Flex Wheeler is proof of that as he took to Instagram to document his recovery process.

Bodybuilding legend Flex Wheeler aims to be in the best shape after leg amputation.

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The Science Behind Sweat-Wicking Prosthetic Textiles

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Athletes and fitness enthusiasts swear by sweat-wicking fabrics to keep them dry and odor-free. Prosthetic users also rely on the same material—made of high-tech polyester—to keep themselves comfortable while wearing a prosthesis for hours.

The science on how sweat-wicking fabrics work.

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3 Tips to Make You Become More Confident in Your Body

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Being confident and comfortable in your body may not come naturally. It seems that our default as human beings is to be insecure about how our bodies look or feel. And for a lot of people living with limb loss, that insecurity and discomfort can become magnified.

Three tips on how to be more confident in your own body.

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Using Science To Make Your Skin Resilient

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There is no shortage of prosthetic technology developments. However, as prosthetic limbs become more advanced, many prosthetic users still report some level of discomfort. This is in part due to the inherent fragility of the skin.

A new development in cell therapy could help make your residual limb skin more resilient.

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Improve Prosthetic Fittings With Adapttech's INSIGHT System

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Prosthetic fittings will soon become easier and more accurate as Adapttech, a British-Portuguese biomedical company, prepares to launch a prosthetic fitting system in the US after successful user testing in Europe. The system, called INSIGHT, will make socket fittings more data-driven and offer the ability to monitor a patient's rehabilitation process. The system looks promising as the company released the initial results of user testing.

Adapttech's INSIGHT system improves prosthetic fittings.

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