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Brenna Huckaby Proves that Strong is the New Sexy

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Strong is the new sexy. Brenna Huckaby, the first-ever amputee featured on the coveted cover of Sports Illustrated magazine is out to prove just that. However, it may take time for mainstream society to let go of preconceived notions as it relates to amputees. 

Amputee strong is the new sexy, first amputee model on SI cover.

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Chafing Issues Solved - Techniques to reduce energy robbing friction

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Is chafing a recurring theme when wearing your prosthesis? There is no doubt that dealing with friction can be exhausting.  If you need a few industry techniques and tips to prevent chafing discomfort, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy this quick read.

Prosthetic chafing solved.

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Amputee Support Group Appreciation Day | Limb Loss Awareness Month

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

First and foremost, life is a journey and you should never have to take alone.

The beauty about amputee support groups is that they bring people who are facing similar issues together—regardless if you're new to amputee life or if you're a seasoned prosthetic wearer. 

Appreciate amputee support groups.

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Your End-Of-Year Prosthetic Checklist

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Simply wearing your prosthesis exposes it to an environment that can corrode, clog and disrupt vital components with dirt and debris.  Show your prosthesis some love and make sure its properly cared for and inspected by your Prosthetist.

We’ve compiled an end-of-year prosthetic checklist to help you stay on track with your prosthetic needs.  

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Why A Peer Visitor Should Be A Part of Your Rehab Program

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

When coping with a life-altering event like an amputation, talking to someone with a similar history can offer extremely valuable insights into the rehabilitation process. By speaking to another person who shares your experiences, you can begin to unravel your own feelings of fear, doubt, worry and confusion and begin to imagine a new life that's productive and enjoyable.

Amputee peer support is a significantly valuable service.

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