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Effects of Prefabricated and Customized Insoles

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Lower-limb amputees sometimes develop foot pronation, a condition where most of the weight is on the inside of the foot when walking. Overpronation increases an individual’s risk of injury in the foot or the leg, so correcting it with exercise and using orthotic insoles is imperative.

Researchers sought to determine the effects of prefabricated and customized insoles.

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5 Options When You Recently Lost Your Health Coverage

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It’s unavoidable. A global health crisis has paralyzed the U.S. economy, and millions of people have lost their jobs. The newly unemployed have several ways to replace employer health benefits, but many find themselves dealing with barriers.

Five options that are available to you if you recently lost your health coverage.

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Marsha Blackburn, Tammy Duckworth Introduce Bill to Obtain Accurate Data on Access to Prosthetics

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Senators Tammy Duckworth and Marsha Blackburn introduced the Access to Assistive Technology and Devices for Americans Study Act in July 2020. Also known as the “Triple A” Study Act, the bill would require the Government Accountability Office to study the current state of access to prosthetics after the amputation of a limb.

Senators Tammy Duckworth and Marsha Blackburn introduced the Access to Assistive Technology and Devices for Americans Study Act.

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Modifying Vehicles After an Amputation

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After an amputation, most people are concerned about how their freedom of mobility will be affected. The good news is that most amputees can easily pick up driving again with some modifications.

  How to modify vehicles after an amputation.

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Crutches Reinvented for the 21st Century

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Crutches have been around since ancient times. It started as a T-shaped walking stick, which later evolved into the V-shaped design that we still use today. However, this design has a flaw—it’s uncomfortable. Around 85% of people report feeling pain in their hands, wrists, and shoulders when using standard underarm crutches.

The crutches are reinvented for the 21st century.

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