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A Primer on Breathable Prosthetic Liners

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Sweating profusely underneath your prosthetic liner isn't limited to rock climbers and marathon runners. Heat and moisture buildup plagues every prosthetic user every day. And if you wear a prosthetic liner, then you know that sweat magnifies a lot of prosthetic-related issues. 

Breathable amputee liners allow sweat to flow through the liner and prevent buildup and chafing.

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Nike Releases Its Most Advanced, Self-Tying Shoe – the Adapt BB

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

It’s been 30 years since Nike designer Tinker Hatfield introduced the company’s vision for self-tying shoes in “Back to the Future II;” it’s been three years since the company released the Hyperadapt 1.0, the first real-world iteration of the futuristic vision. This year, Nike unveiled its most advanced shoe yet – the Adapt BB. 

Nike releases its most advanced, self-tying shoe yet--the Adapt BB

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No BS Prosthetic Knees Designed for Extreme Winter Sports

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Winter is an exciting season for most athletes because it means being able to enjoy winter sports. And for adaptive athletes, there is no better time to fully engage in extreme winter sports as we are witnessing another golden period for prosthetics. Emerging prosthetic technologies now address a wider range of needs outside of what is needed by the general amputee population. 

The cross-over hybrid knee allows for normal walking and with an adjustment snowboarding.

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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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