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Increase Your Self-Confidence with these 5 Mental Hacks

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Working on your self-confidence takes time and a conscious effort, especially as a new amputee. The opposite—self-doubt and self-limiting beliefs—seems to come naturally to us as human beings. So, we came up with a few hacks that you can implement to gain confidence in yourself.

Five mental hacks you can use to increase your self-confidence.

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Negativity Bias: What It Is and How It Affects You

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Have you ever gone through your day feeling good about multiple compliments or an accomplishment at work only for those feel-good emotions to be busted by a single criticism? This is an example of negativity bias at work. 

So, what is negativity bias? And why does it strongly impact your emotions?

How negativity bias affects your emotions and ways to overcome it.

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"I'll Be Your Guinea Pig": An Unsung Hero in a Prosthetic Laboratory

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

In the past few years, we have enjoyed the release of one prosthetic development after another. While many have praised the creative and technical minds behind these breakthroughs, not much is said about the “human guinea pigs” who go through numerous tests so prosthetic researchers and manufacturers can release a viable product. We take a sneak peek into the research process.

John Roberts goes through numerous tests for prosthetic development to help others.

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Prosthetic Developments We Will See More of in 2020

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

We are living in exciting times, especially where the development of prosthetic technology is concerned. The past few years saw quantum leaps in research, the trajectory of which points to understanding the human brain and anatomy to create prostheses that increasingly feel more natural to use. Better designs promise a better quality of life for prosthetic users around the world, and there is no doubt that we will see more improvements in the following prosthetic tech this year.

Upcoming prosthetic developments in 2020.

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Improve Your Health with the Fitness for Amputees App

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Working out as a new below-the-knee (BK) amputee can be challenging. You're not sure what to expect from your prosthesis yet, and some moves can be difficult to modify for those days when you can’t tolerate your prosthesis. And there’s the added challenge of learning how to move correctly—without injuring yourself—with your new prosthesis. It's a good thing that you can download a workout app designed for unilateral BK amputees—Fitness for Amputees.

The Fitness For Amputees app helps unilateral below-the-knee amputees workout and keep fit.

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