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Prosthetic Balance: 10 Exercises to Dramatically Improve Your Balance

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

As a prosthetic user, working on improving your balance has benefits beyond merely preventing a fall. Improved prosthetic balance means a significant improvement in the quality of your walk, which lessens injuries and reduces lower back pain.

Strengthening your core muscles will help improve your balance and prevent falls when wearing your prosthesis.

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A Primer on Moisturizing in the Cold Winter Months

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

The benefits of protecting your skin go far beyond having skin that merely feels and looks healthy. For prosthetic users, having healthy skin means a more comfortable experience with your prosthesis, which allows for more movement and overall better days.

Cure winter dry skin with a prosthetic moisturizer and avoid red painful skin.

 

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12 New Year's Exercise Resolutions that are Easy to Keep

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

We went ahead and put together 12 prosthetic exercise resolutions for you that are also easy to attain and sustain throughout 2019. You can pick and choose those that apply to you, or you can take the entire list.

Starting with healthy exercise habits for the new year is important.

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How to Tighten A Loose Prosthetic Socket

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

A loose prosthetic socket can create a whole host of issues that affect the function and comfort of your prosthesis. Symptoms of a loose socket are not limited to feeling pressure along a bone or increased lower back pain, among others.

Add an Alps Skin Reliever to tighten a loose socket and reduce your sock ply count by 10 plies.

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Your Skin and Prosthetic Socket's Intricate Relationship

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Our bodies constantly change to adapt to the environment and the foods that we consume. Prosthetic sockets, including adjustable sockets, require constant adjustment to change in unison with changes to our bodies. For a prosthetic user to efficiently use his/her prosthesis, it needs to fit well. 

Prosthetic comfort is directly related to the health of your skin.

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