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Amputee Life Blog — Coping with Limb Loss

A Survival Guide for Caregivers

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

In the healthcare industry, it’s easy to forget about the well-being of caregivers and put all the focus on the patient. However, giving care day in and day out is a demanding and stressful task. And patients can only get the best care possible if caregivers take some time out to care for themselves. 

As a caregiver for an amputee, it's important to take breaks and care for oneself as well.

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6 Journaling Exercises that Improve Your Well-Being

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

These days, a conversation about health and overall well-being isn’t complete without talking about emotional and mental well-being. And one of the ways that both aspects of health can be ensured is in taking the time to put pen to paper and journal.
Journaling can help with anxiety and stress associated with being a prosthetic wearer.

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What to Expect When Seeking Therapy for the First Time

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Many challenges in life can cause stress, depression, and anxiety; it could be worrying about finances and how you're going to pay for rent, or you could be struggling heavily with the loss of your limb and feel like you can't talk to anyone about it.
Seeking a therapist and talking to someone about traumatic events in your life can help metal healing.

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Everything You Need to Know About Desensitization Exercises

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

In your rehabilitation journey, living healthily post-surgery will help you recover much faster and feel better sooner both physically and mentally. However, a skilled physical therapist can also teach you simple exercises to increase your comfort in everyday living, how to manage your prosthesis, and how to work through movements while minimizing pain with desensitization exercises.

Learn everything about stump desensitization exercises.

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Fight Depression with Spinning

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

No one is exempt from feeling down, but major depression is a different story. If you have recently undergone a sudden lifestyle change due to amputation, you may have found yourself in an extra gloomy state, or denial and even shock, especially after surgery. Could exercise—particularly the trendy Spinning classes—and fresh air be the remedy that you’re looking for? Researchers sought to find out in a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. 

Go to spinning class to counteract the affects of depression.

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