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How Microprocessor Feet Improve Mobility

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Most of the studies supporting microprocessor feet have been endorsed by product manufacturers and derived from measurements taken in controlled laboratory environments.

Microprocessor feet significantly improve a user's prosthetic mobility and physical function.

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Adaptive Athlete Maggie Rath on Choosing Limb Loss to Walk Again

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Sometimes, letting go of something is the key to gaining what you want. In Maggie Rath’s case, the decision to amputate both legs came from her desire to walk and do CrossFit again. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was necessary.

Adaptive CrossFit athlete Maggie Rath chose to amputate her legs to walk again.

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Thriving in the Workplace While Living With Limb Loss

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Thriving in the workplace as someone living with limb loss and limb difference requires more than ensuring a company’s diversity and inclusion policies and practices; it also requires personal clarity. Having emotional clarity on what you want to accept or not accept from colleagues is essential, especially now when companies focus on becoming more inclusive.

Having personal clarity on your boundaries can help you thrive in the workplace as a person living with limb loss.

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Check Your Prosthetic Limb Bag in Peace With These Tips

Posted by Bryan Potok on

As air travel ramps up during the holidays and reports of lost luggage still abound, it’s important to be prepared. Losing luggage, especially one that contains your prosthetic limb, is stressful. It could derail your travel plans, and getting your prosthetic limb remade won’t be easy, especially with insurance companies involved.

Keep your luggage and your prosthetic devices safe during your travels.

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Horse Therapy: Healing Ukraine’s War Amputees

Posted by Bryan Potok on

The Ukrainian military has been sending its amputated soldiers to a rehabilitation center in Lviv, in western Ukraine. However, it doesn’t look like the usual rehabilitation facilities we are used to—it’s a horse farm.

Horse therapy or hippotherapy is healing Ukraine's war amputees physically, mentally, and emotionally.

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