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Amputee Life — Fitness & Sports

How Pandemic Downtime Affected Paralympians

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When the COVID-19 pandemic forced most of the world to go into quarantine in March 2020, the International Paralympic Committee still planned to proceed with the Tokyo Games in August. Athletes around the world continued to train, despite the lack of access to training facilities.

How Paralympians were affected by the forced pandemic downtime.

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Boost Mobility With These at-Home Gait Training Exercises

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Gait training exercises help new amputees regain mobility and improve balance, thereby reducing the risk of falls. It also helps long-time prosthetic users and those who have received a new prosthetic limb create a smoother walking experience.

You can boost your mobility with these gait training exercises that you can do at home.

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Happiness on the Trail for Amputees, Adaptive Athletes

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The key to making sports more enjoyable is doing it with a friendly and relatable group. Ampt Biking offers this camaraderie and more to amputees who want to mountain bike.

Ampt Biking helps amputees find happiness on the trail.

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3D Printing Is Critical to This Cycling Pro’s Success

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Fitting a leg for an adaptive athlete is a delicate process. A lot of things must be considered, such as comfort, fit, and leg power. For Paralympic champion Denise Schindler, a lot of things need to work together, but crucial to her success is having the best leg, which can only be designed with the help of 3D scanning and printing.

3D scanning is critical to cycling pro Denise Schindler's success.

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Amputee Biking Hacks for Beginners

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Adaptive cycling can be intimidating to complete beginners, especially when you're not sure where to start. In this article, we break down the preparation process further to minimize the barriers to participating and enjoying the sport.

Beginner amputee cycling hacks.

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