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Getting Started in the Gym as an Amputee

Getting Started in the Gym as an Amputee

This is the second in a two-article series about getting started with physical activity with amputation. Our first article pertained to getting approval from your medical team, and examining your goals and motives for getting started with a physical activity as an ...continue.
State of California

Aetna Medical Director’s Shocking Testimony

Upon reading that former Aetna Medical Director Dr. Jay Ken Iinuma admitted that "he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care" initial responses ranged from shock and surprise to cynical nods. "Based on the amount of ...continue.
How to Get Started with Physical Activity as an Amputee IMG

How to Get Started with Physical Activity as an Amputee

In previous articles, I’ve covered various aspects of conquering mindset limitations when it comes to getting physically active and setting fitness goals as a person with an amputation. ...continue.
Managing pain before surgery

Pain Management Options: Free Webinar!

Register now and learn more about managing pain with the dorsal root ganglion stimulation. Presented by Abbott’s Allen Burton, MD, the webinar is scheduled for Tuesday February 20th at 1pm eastern. ...continue.
National Conference Registration Open

National Conference Registration Open

Register today for the 2018 National Conference in Tucson, Arizona. Our theme is Back in the Saddle, the perfect tone for the lovely southwest location. The Conference is returning to the beautiful Marriott Star Pass, a great vacation site, and the program ...continue.
Amputee Coalition Welcomes New Board Members, Board Leadership

Amputee Coalition Welcomes New Board Members, Board Leadership

On January 1, 2018, John Register and William Passig Perno, MBA, added their skills and passion to the Amputee Coalition board of directors for a three-year term. Board leadership shifts include John “Mo” Kenney, CPO, LPO, FAAOP, stepping into the role of ...continue.
Traveling Without Limits

Traveling Without Limits

John Morris of wheelchairtravel.org presented a webinar that included resources, planning, and tips for travel. He offered insights about hotels, airlines, security, and traveling internationally from his perspective as a quadrilateral amputee who sometimes needs to be creative about accessibility. For your ...continue.
Amputee Fitness: What to look for in a personal trainer

Amputee Fitness: What to look for in a personal trainer

The decision to join a gym and work toward improving your physical fitness is often not an easy one to arrive at, especially as an individual with limb loss. I’ve been training people (including those with limb loss/limb difference) for over six ...continue.
Getting Prepped for Winter as an Amputee

Get Prepped for Winter as an Amputee

As winter approaches, make sure you read and follow these amputee safety tips for avoiding falls – or falling safely, before you go out in snow or ice. ...continue.
TSA Travel Tips

Travel Tips from the TSA

Susan Buckland of the TSA shared some important tips to help you better prepare for security screening at our Nation's airport screening checkpoints for the 2017 holiday traveling season. Wait times and long lines are expected to increase as more people travel ...continue.
Finding Your Why

Finding Your Why – Part 3

Trevor Bunch blogs about finding the “why” and purpose in your life. ...continue.
Forrest Stump

“Forrest Stump” Athlete Amputee joins Amputee Coalition president in Seattle for “Run Scared”

Twenty-six-year old Nicole Ver Kuilen finished 1,500 miles of biking, running and swimming the West Coast to raise awareness of the problems amputees face in America and to highlight the need for access to prosthetic care. She’s celebrating by joining Jack Richmond, ...continue.

RAND Study: Increasing Risk for Amputees

A new study shows that lack of access to care – specifically microprocessor controlled knees in this case – can increase risks of events like preventable falls and even death. The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association’s press release and videotaped press conference ...continue.
Finding Your Why - Part 2

Finding Your Why – Part 2

This is the second in a three-part blog series on finding motivation and goal setting as an individual with limb loss or limb difference. In the last article, we covered some methods for clearing your mind of preconceived notions of “success” - ...continue.
Healing Through Writing

Healing Through Writing

The mind. It can be the most powerful tool and it can be the worst tool. This is something that I have found out over the 29 years of my life. It can take you to the most amazing places in the ...continue.
CNN Heroes Mona Patel

Mona Patel: CNN Hero

This San Antonio amputee was inspired to reach out and share her personal experiences because of the support she received when at 17 she faced limb loss. CNN is honoring Mona Patel as the hero of the week starting October 5.  Her ...continue.
Finding Your Why

Finding Your Why

This is the first in a three-part blog series on finding motivation and goal-setting as an individual with limb loss or limb difference. One of the very first things I was taught upon entering the field of personal training is that WHAT ...continue.

Hello Seattle!

Our Oct 28 LLED will include powerful presenters, adaptive sports, networking, and lunch. If you’re in the area, please consider attending, sponsoring or exhibiting to make the day extra special. ...continue.

Athlete Amputee on 1,500 Mile “Forrest Stump” Triathlon Down West Coast to Make Stop in Sacramento

Twenty-six-year old Nicole Ver Kuilen is biking, running and swimming the West Coast to raise awareness of the problems amputees face in America and to highlight the need for access to prosthetic care. Nicole lost her leg to osteosarcoma at age 10 ...continue.
Adaptive Activity: Hockey

Why Join an Adaptive Activity?

“Let’s go Bunch, you got this! Put that time in the gym to use!” one of my new teammates yelled as he skated by me in this crazy seat-with-skate-blades-underneath-it they called a “sled,” The metal picks on the butt-end of his sticks ...continue.
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