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8 Summer Skin and Prosthetic Problems

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

If you're thinking of spending a day at the beach or lounging by the swimming pool, you are not exempt from some skin and prosthesis-related problems that are commonly prevalent during the hot and humid season. So, we'd like to help you keep your vacations fun by exercising a bit of caution to prevent discomfort and even jeopardizing your health.

Prosthetic skin issues during hot weather.

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How to Deal with the TSA when Traveling

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Going on a trip can be exciting, especially when you’re going to a new destination or just visiting friends and family. However, it is also notorious for being a tedious affair, especially for prosthetic wearers. But the thought of preparing everything you need to ensure a hassle-free trip doesn’t have to put a damper on your travel spirits. So, we put together this handy travel guide for you, especially when you are going to be dealing with airport security.

Prosthetic wearers may need to allow extra time to go through the TSA.

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Your Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Staying Fresh this Summer

Posted by Bryan Potok on

The seemingly endless hot and humid days remind us that summer is definitely here. While ‘tis the season for enjoying a lot of outdoor activities, it is also the season that is associated with sweating and having to clean your prosthesis more. Here's a cheat sheet for staying fresh this August.

Stay clean and wipe your prosthesis with cleansing shower wipes.

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4 Prosthetic Options for Enjoying the Pool this Summer

Posted by Bryan Potok on

We're often asked if sleeves can keep water from seeping through your socket and sadly, the answer is no—chlorine can ruin your prosthetic along with its accessories. If you're a lower limb amputee looking to go for a dip in the pool this summer, you came to the right place! There are several options available, so you can beat the heat and spend some time by the poolside.

Enjoy the pool this summer with prosthetic options.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy Sessions

Posted by Bryan Potok on

When your physician recommends that you undergo physical therapy, you submit yourself to a highly individualized program—which consists of education, functional training, manipulative techniques, and therapeutic exercises, among others—created by your physical therapist (PT). This program is usually developed in collaboration with your prosthetist to ensure that your prosthesis will be uniquely tailor-fit to your body and is able to adapt well to how you move. Learn how-to get the most out of your PT sessions.

Learn how to maximize your physical therapy appointments.

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