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“The Best Thing in the World”

Volume 19 · Issue 4 · July/August 2009 - by Scott McNutt - Comedies are 20-year-old Jaymie Kraus’ favorite kind of movie. She enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend, Josh, ...continue.

A Brief History of Prosthetics

Volume 17 · Issue 7 · November/December 2007 - by Kim M. Norton - The evolution of prosthetics is a long and storied history, from its primitive beginnings to its ...continue.

A Force of Nature

Volume 15 · Issue 3 · May/June 2005 - by Bill Dupes - “Water is the softest substance in the world, yet it can penetrate granite.… Empty your mind; be ...continue.

A Lesson on Insuring Your Prosthesis

Volume 19 · Issue 6 · October 2009 - by Tammie Higginbotham - One day while sitting down with our insurance agent for our yearly coverage discussion, I happened to ...continue.

A Life Well-Occupied

Volume 19 · Issue 6 · October 2009 - by Art Heinze - Saturday, December 7, 1957, started as an ordinary day on my parents’ farm near Elrosa, Minnesota. At ...continue.

A Love That Conquers All

Volume18 · Issue 4 · May/June 2008 - by Rick Bowers - That’s what you’ll hear in Mike and Sandra Kozloski’s voices when they talk about their 7-year-old daughter, Jordan. ...continue.

A New Life

Volume 18 · Issue 5 · July/August 2008 - by Rayna DuBose - I guess I never thought about what life would be like as a bilateral amputee. All my ...continue.

A Physician’s Inside View of the Amputee World

Volume 19 · Issue 4 · July/August 2009 - by Robert D. Doty, Jr., MD, Chair of the Amputee Coalition’s Upper Limb Loss Advisory Council - I am a physician ...continue.

Accessibility of Fitness Centers and Healthcare Facilities for People With Limb Differences

Created 05/2015 - Regular visits to fitness centers and healthcare facilities can help people with limb differences maintain healthy lifestyles and promote well-being. In order to access these facilities safely ...continue.

Adaptive Soccer More Than Just a Team Sport

Volume 24, Issue 3 May/June 2014 - by Amy Di Leo - “He said he closed his eyes and from the chatter on the field, the griping at the referee ...continue.

Adaptive Gardening

Jul/Aug 2010 - by Scott McNutt - Limb loss need not prevent those with metaphorical green thumbs from participating in activities they enjoy. Assistive devices and ideas for adapting equipment ...continue.

Adaptive Sports Programs

Created 02/2017 - This fact sheet focuses on nationwide, sport-specific resources that provide an overview of the adapted version of a particular sport; there may be leagues or teams located ...continue.

Advanced Exercises for People With Lower-Extremity Amputations

Senior Step – Volume 1, 2004 - by Melissa Wolff-Burke, EdD, PT, ATC, and Elizabeth Cole, PT - The previous article discussed exercises to help you maintain the range of ...continue.

Aging in Place, Gracefully, With Universal Design

Volume 15 · Issue 2 · March/April 2005 - by Bill Dupes - A man’s home is his castle; however, many seniors and people with disabilities may feel like prisoners ...continue.

Amputee Rehabilitation Video Series

Published 6/2015 - This video series is designed to help patients during the recovery and rehabilitation process following the amputation of a limb. Each video highlights an important part of ...continue.

Amusement Park Accessibility

Created 04/2015 - Although designed for fun and excitement, a trip to an amusement park can be challenging and frustrating for someone with limb loss. Each year, the Amputee Coalition’s ...continue.

An Overview of Crutches

Volume 20 · Issue 2 · March/April 2010 - by Madeleine Anderson - Everyone who has been confronted with a lower-extremity amputation has had to make decisions regarding mobility options. ...continue.

Aquatic Therapy is Serious Fun

Volume 18 · Issue 6 · September/October 2008 - by Elan Young - For some amputees, getting in the water is the single most important part of their rehabilitation and ...continue.

Ask the Physiatrist

Volume 15 · Issue 5 · September/October 2005 - by Terrence P. Sheehan, MD - Physiatrists are physicians who specialize in the functional rehabilitation of people who are impaired secondary ...continue.

Ask the Physical Therapist

Volume 20 · Issue 1 · January/February 2010 - by Nicholas LaRaia, PT, DPT, NCS - Contractures are the permanent or semi-permanent restriction of movement of soft tissues due to ...continue.

Ask The Podiatrist

Volume 15 · Issue 4 · July/August 2005 - by Neil M. Scheffler, DPM, FACFAS - Podiatrists are physicians specially trained in the care of the foot and ankle, including ...continue.

Bacterial Warfare

Volume 18 · Issue 1 · January/February 2008 - by Élan Young - Bacteria: A Dirty Word? Even though bacteria can only be seen with the aid of powerful microscopes, ...continue.

Becoming Your Own Best Advocate

Jul/Aug 2010 - by Élan Young - Self-advocacy for any person with any medical need involves becoming informed about the medical choices available and effectively making the best choices for ...continue.

Before You Fall: Tips for Preventing Falls in the Home

Senior Step – Volume 1, 2004 - Your home may be your haven, your castle, and your favorite place in the world. It can also be safe for you after ...continue.

Being a Proactive Patient

Volume 15 · Issue 6 · November/December 2005 - by Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP - Many situations require us to decide what we want and then figure out how ...continue.

Body Mechanics

Volume 19 · Issue 6 · October 2009 - This article was excerpted from The Comfort of Home: A Complete Guide for Caregiver - Body mechanics involves standing and moving ...continue.

Can We Prevent Most Amputations? The Amputee Coalition says “Yes!”

Volume 20 · Issue 1 · January/February 2010 - by Scott McNutt - The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb ...continue.

Cardiovascular Exercise For Amputees

Volume 23, Issue 5 September/October 2013 - by Cindy Asch-Martin - Cardiovascular exercise still seems to be a dreaded activity for many people; however, its benefits include strengthening your heart, ...continue.

Care of Your Wounds After Amputation Surgery

Published 8/2015 - Depending on the reason for your amputation and the state of your limb at the time of surgery, definitive closure of the wound may take place immediately, ...continue.

Charcot Neuropathic Arthropathy

Volume 12 · Issue 1 · January/February 2002 - by Mihir M. Jani, MD, and Jeffrey E. Johnson, MD - Charcot neuropathic arthropathy is a progressive destruction of bone and ...continue.
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