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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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Teen Athlete Returns to the Field Year After Leg Amputation, Heart Transplant

Posted by Bryan Potok on

A year ago, 17-year-old Gigi Humeidan fought for her life after a sudden cardiac arrest. It was caused by a rare congenital heart defect, which led to a heart transplant and amputation of her right leg below the knee.

Gigi Humeidan returns to field hockey a year after a heart transplant and an amputation.

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Rise Bionics: Providing High-Quality, Affordable Orthotics & Prosthetics in India

Posted by Bryan Potok on

The solution to many of humanity’s problems can often be found in the environment at a much lower cost. For Arun Cherian, the founder of Rise Bionics, he got the inspiration to develop high-quality yet affordable orthotics and prosthetics in 2014 after seeing the old cane furnishings during a visit to his childhood home in southern India.

Rise Bionics provides high-quality yet affordable prosthetics and orthotics in India.

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New Research on Exercise Shows Benefits of Consistency Over Intensity

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Researchers have found that a small amount of daily activity is more beneficial than sporadic but more intense workouts when building muscle strength.

Researchers found moderate but consistent exercise is more beneficial than intense but sporadic workout sessions.

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