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Why Foot Care is Important for People with Diabetes

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

When you were initially diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor may have immediately followed it up with a reminder to always check your feet. However, what does it mean? Do you have to comply and check every day? 

Amputees with diabetes need to care for their feet to mitigate the risk or even avoid further amputation.

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Prosthetic Skincare Ingredient Focus: Tea Tree Oil

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Tea tree oil can be commonly found in various skincare and cleaning products. This is because the essential oil can be used for several purposes, from healing wounds to disinfecting the skin. Aside from these benefits, tea tree oil is especially popular because of its low cost; it’s also generally safe when used as directed.

The tea tree oil is a prosthetic skincare ingredient favorite.

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A Beginners' Guide to Amputee Running: Part 1

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Our "Amputee Running Series" aims to provide you with a practical guide to help you begin running with your prosthesis. This first installment will touch on the basics—what you need to work on to prepare your body to run.

A below knee amputee runs with his prosthetic leg.

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All About Prosthetic Liners: Part 2 Choosing the best material.

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Welcome to our 'All About Prosthetic Liners' series, where we break down the characteristics and uses of one of the most popular prosthetic components. In this article, we discuss the different materials used in manufacturing prosthetic liners.

A below knee amputee puts on his pin-locking prosthetic liner before donning his prosthesis.

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Relieve Lower Back Pain with these Alternative Solutions

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Treating lower back pain in prosthetic users is often approached as a separate issue; most focus only on the anatomical problems of the lower back. However, there are various options for relieving lower back pain, which means examining other areas of the body that have a connection with the muscles of the lower back. 

A man suffers from lower back pain and wonders if there are alternative solutions to relieve the pain.

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