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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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Why Your Friends (and Facebook) Can Never Replace Therapy

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Despite the increased awareness, seeking help from a therapist still carries a public stigma, which is why people who need professional help choose to turn to friends, family, and even social media. If you think you can benefit from professional help, yet hesitate to see a professional, take the time to understand what's holding you back. 

When experiencing depression related to an amputation seeking help from a professional is preferable.

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Prosthetic Comfort: The Effect of Residual Limb Stability

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Let us begin by stating this: Residual limb stability is directly related to your socket comfort. So, how can you achieve stability? This blog post will help you do just that.

A healthy diet can help keep your residual limb at a stable volume.

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Socket Fit and Alignment: How to Keep the Balance

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

A well-fitting socket and an optimized prosthetic alignment empowers you to tackle any challenge. Advanced prosthetic technologies have made lives more comfortable and safer, but are still limited when it comes to making an ill-fitting socket fit well or improving poor alignment. 

Keep the delicate balance between your prosthetic socket and proper alignment with these tips

 

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A Bathtub Safety Guide for Amputees

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

The bathroom is one of the most visited rooms in the home. We use that tiny room to prepare and make ourselves look presentable to the rest of the world. And, of course, in that little room, we take the time to shower or bathe regularly. However, in spite of the number of daily visits to the bathroom, we rarely question how safe we are in that space.

Follow the appropriate steps to prevent slipping in the shower.

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