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Amputee Life — Rehabilitation

Gait Training Exercises for Lower-Limb Amputees

Posted by Bryan Potok on

After limb loss, you may need to rest for a few weeks, which can lead to some tightness or weakness in your lower extremities. Your balance and proprioception will also be affected as you adjust to life with a prosthetic limb. When your condition is stable, and the physician clears you for physical therapy, your physical therapist can begin teaching you how to walk again.

What you need to know about gait training exercises after amputation.

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The Role of Massage Therapy in Rehabilitation

Posted by Bryan Potok on

The success of an amputee's rehabilitation journey depends on a multidisciplinary approach. Prosthetic care alone won't give the holistic results of an integrated approach. And recently, experts have recognized a missing element in rehabilitation services provided to new amputees—massage therapy.

Massage therapy helps in amputee rehabilitation.

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Chiropractic Wellness Model: Perfect Complement to Prosthetic Care

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Prosthetic care rarely exists in a vacuum. Achieving excellent prosthetic outcomes often require the assistance of other wellness disciplines, including the chiropractic wellness model.

Chiropractic wellness model complements prosthetic care.

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

Posted by Bryan Potok on

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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Solving the Chronic Back Pain Conundrum

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Chronic back pain is identified as one of the common complaints of American adults, along with headaches, joint pain, and nerve pain. While not fatal as other chronic conditions, back pain, especially along the lower back, makes the lives of many prosthetic users miserable.

The solution for chronic back pain in amputees may lie in exercise.

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