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Heed the Call of the Mountains with the Ottobock ProCarve

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Carving through fresh powder was once seen as a difficult feat—even considered “off limits” to many amputees—is now made possible with the help of technology. More and more amputees are getting into adaptive sports, and with technology like Ottobock’s ProCarve setup, more opportunities are opening up. 

The Ottobock ProCarve fitness system is highly preferred by most skiers and snowboarders

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Explore Adaptive Skiing this Winter

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Adaptive skiing allows people who are living with limb loss to experience the freedom and rush that the classic winter sport brings. Through adaptive winter sports, amputees can participate in their favorite winter sports with the aid of specialized equipment and highly-trained instructors. 

Mono-skiing is a good way to hit the slopes and try skiing as an amputee.

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Prosthetic Covers: The Basics

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Just like fashionable eyewear, prosthetic covers can highlight the beauty of the human body through 3D scans, design, and other print technologies. In this article, we explore the function and fashion involved in creating prosthetic covers. 

Unyq Prosthetic Cover with a below-the-knee amputees during a photo shoot.

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Prosthetic Sock 101: A Product Guide

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Prosthetic socks, much like foot socks, play the role of skin protector. Its purpose ranges from adding volume to the residual limb to prevent “bottoming out,” to minimizing friction and reducing odor-causing bacteria. But its general design is to help avoid direct contact between your residual limb and the prosthesis while maintaining comfort by adjusting layers as volume fluctuates.

Prosthetic socks with coolmax or x-static can help keep your prosthesis more comfortable.

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Prosthetic Leg: To Cover or Not to Cover?

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

When I first started my career as a Prosthetist in the late 90s, most—if not all—of my patients preferred to cover their prosthetic legs. Leaving prosthetic legs bare wasn’t the standard, to say the least. Covering prosthetic limbs and hiding the fact that one is a prosthetic wearer was the trend. 

A prosthetic cover is either 3D printed or CNC machined, that helps amputees show their individuality.

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