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Chafing Cream: What Is It and How to Use It

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Chafing cream, or anti-chafing cream, is a body lubricant that helps ease dry or damaged skin caused by friction. Its main ingredient is dimethicone, a non-toxic silicone with properties that make it extremely popular in today's skin care products or regimens. This silicone-based polymer provides smooth application and creates a slick surface while creating a protective barrier, leaving skin hydrated for longer.

Blisters can be prevented with the best chafing cream.

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If you're feeling depressed, do you know what to do?

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

You may be a recent amputee in the depression phase of your grieving process and on your way to acceptance, or maybe you accepted your amputation long ago and have already moved forward. Adjusting to your new ability is part of the recovery process, but your physical experience doesn't have to define who you are. 

It takes time and support to heal from depression related to amputation.

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7 Prosthetic Essentials to Pack in Your Gym Bag Today

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Prosthetic products for gym bag.

You’ve been told a hundred times that regular exercise is good for you. The benefits include more than just weight-loss and being confident. But sometimes, no matter how good the benefits sound, going to the gym can seem like an uphill battle.

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Amputee US War Veterans Inspire Dwayne Johnson's Character in Skyscraper Movie

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Skyscraper, produced by Johnson’s own production company, Seven Bucks Productions, tells the story of a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and US war veteran Will Sawyer, who is presently employed to assess the security of skyscrapers. The movie is set to show everyone that what seems like a physical setback is not enough reason to sit back and watch the bad guys win. Finally, an amputee hero that is just as badass as Hollywood’s usual fare of blockbuster heroes is on his way to the big screen!

Hanging 240 stories up by his prosthetic locking liner.

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Choosing a Prosthetist? 5 Tips to Help You Find the Right One

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Choosing a Prosthetist is an important decision to make and it requires patience, a bit of research, and making sure all your questions are answered before signing off. If you need a Prosthetist, you've come to the right place to find out what you should know and ask before selecting one.

What questions to ask when looking for a Prosthetist.

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