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Thriving in the Workplace While Living With Limb Loss

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Thriving in the workplace as someone living with limb loss and limb difference requires more than ensuring a company’s diversity and inclusion policies and practices; it also requires personal clarity. Having emotional clarity on what you want to accept or not accept from colleagues is essential, especially now when companies focus on becoming more inclusive.

Having personal clarity on your boundaries can help you thrive in the workplace as a person living with limb loss.

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What Are Your Fall Risk Factors?

Posted by Bryan Potok on

While a fall is simply an annoyance for some, it could lead to extreme damage for others. Over 50% of adults with leg amputations experience at least one fall in the past year, and over 40% of these cases result in an injury. Furthermore, most of these incidents occur at home.

Knowing one's fall risk factors can dramatically improve quality of life, especially in lower-limb amputees.

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How Businesses Can Create an Inclusive Culture

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Many people with disabilities still face difficulties finding employment, despite equal employment opportunities stipulated in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Although many may get jobs, they may still face a workplace environment that doesn't consider their needs and requirements.

People with disabilities need to advocate for themselves for an inclusive culture in the workplace.

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The Top 3 Care Needs of People With Limb Loss and Limb Difference

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Despite the many surveys and studies conducted on people with limb loss and limb difference, the sad reality is that we know little about the needs and challenges of the more than 2.1 million community. People with limb loss and limb difference have complex health needs, and we need to understand these to provide better care.

A survey identified the top three care needs of people with limb loss and limb difference in the US.

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Are Prosthetic Covers Necessary?

Posted by Bryan Potok on

More people take pride in their prosthetic limbs and are not afraid to show them off. But a question needs to be asked: are prosthetic covers necessary?

As more people take pride in their prosthetic limbs, are prosthetic covers still necessary?

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