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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. Sometimes, though, ...continue.

A Mother’s Perspective

Volume 19 · Issue 2 · March/April 2009 by Jennifer Peterson. I cried with joy when the ultrasound technician told me that we would be having a baby girl. A ...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 closer ...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 motion (ROM) ...continue.

Advocating For Your Child

Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005 by Rick Bowers When Steffini Vandever’s son, Jonah, was born in 1997, it brought back many painful memories. Steffini’s first daughter, Ashley, had died more ...continue.

Are You Suffering in Silence? If So, It Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

Volume 16 · Issue 2 · March/April 2006 by Terrence P. Sheehan, MD. My mother was not one to be silent. But how could she have been raising six children, ...continue.

Ask the Prosthetist: The Six Questions Patients Ask Over and Over

Volume 20 · Issue 2 · March/April 2010 by Jeff Lutz, CPO. In my 26 years of practice as a prosthetist, there have been six questions patients ask over and ...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 your ...continue.

Before Your Amputation: Questions to Ask Your Surgeon

Last Updated 07/2012 Talking with your surgeon prior to amputation is important. You should meet your surgeon, feel confident in his or her abilities, and have all of your concerns ...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 to get ...continue.

Care of Your Wounds After Amputation Surgery

Download PDFby Paddy Rossbach, RNDepending 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 ...continue.

Caregivers Can Make a Difference

Volume 21, Issue 6 November/December 2011 by John Peter Seaman, CP, CTP As a caregiver to a new amputee, you should not underestimate the value you can provide as your ...continue.

Challenges and Rewards of Caregiving

Volume 20, Issue 2 March/April 2010 by Scott McNutt In addition to her regular job, Joann, a 48-year-old Californian, figures she spends 20 hours a week helping her mother: running ...continue.

Choosing an Assisted Care Facility

Senior Step – Volume 1, 2004 by Christina DiMartino. Senior man and woman sitting in wheelchairs reading a bookThe Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, reports ...continue.

Congenital Limb Deficiencies and Acquired Amputations in Childhood

Volume 18 · Issue 1 · January/February 2006 by Douglas G. Smith, MD. Limb loss is always devastating, both physically and emotionally. I’ve frequently told patients who have lost a ...continue.

Congenital Limb Deficiencies and Acquired Amputations in Childhood, Part 2

Volume 16 · Issue 2 · March/April 2006 by Douglas G. Smith, MD. In Part 1 of our series on children and prosthetics, we discussed the causes and complexities of ...continue.

Congenital Limb Deficiencies and Acquired Amputations in Childhood, Part 3

Volume 16 · Issue 3 · May/June 2006 by Douglas G. Smith, MD. In Parts 1 and 2 of our series on children and their prosthetic needs, we examined congenital ...continue.

Congenital Limb Deficiencies and Acquired Amputations in Childhood, Part 4

Volume 16 · Issue 4 ·July/August 2006 by Douglas G. Smith, MD. Injuries and childhood can be inseparable companions. Fortunately, most injuries that children suffer while growing up aren’t too ...continue.

Coping with a Sibling’s Disability

Volume 6 · Number 3 · June/July 1996 by Linda Lee Ratto, M.Ed Often the siblings in a family with a disabled child take second fiddle. This is not intentional ...continue.

Coping With Aging and Amputation

Senior Step – Volume 1, 2004 by Omal Bani Saberi, LCSW, CCHT “To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.” – Albert Camus We all get older. Unfortunately, ...continue.

Coping With Amputation: Is it Grief or Depression?

Senior Step – Volume 1, 2004. Dr. Alan Wolfelt in Death and Grief: A Guide for Clergy shares the following information to help you decide if you are experiencing normal ...continue.

Dealing With Grief and Depression

Senior Step – Volume 1, 2004 by Omal Bani Saberi, LCSW, CCHT When a part of our body is lost, we experience a grieving process that is not easy. Emotional ...continue.

Emotional Recovery: The Long and Winding Road

Created 02/2015 RECOVERY: Return to a normal condition. RECOVERY FROM LIMB LOSS: A new normal. People respond differently to the loss of a limb. How an individual responds might relate ...continue.

First a Partner, Then a Caregiver

Volume 18 · Issue 1 · January/February 2006 by Alison W. Henderson, MS, and Rhonda M. Williams, PhD Many individuals commit to love their partner/spouse “in sickness and in health.” ...continue.

Fitness for Kids

Volume 20, Issue 5 September/October 2010 As you prepare your children for school, you should also think about how active your children are. Childhood obesity has become a national epidemic. ...continue.

Getting Appropriate Physical Therapy

Volume 19 · Issue 3 · May/June 2009 by Scott Waite, MPT Appropriate physical therapy is crucial to both the physical and emotional lives of people who must live with ...continue.

Growing Up With Limb Loss

Volume 19 · Issue 2 · March/April 2009 by Élan Young. Men and women, young and old, all suffer the effects of amputation, including its physical and emotional scars. Adapting ...continue.

How Peer Visitation Can Help the Journey to Emotional Recovery

Volume 20 · Issue 2 · March/April 2010 By Elan Young “Everybody has their different journey, which I’ve learned from speaking with my prosthetist and counselor. They say you have ...continue.

Is Your Child Ready for a New Set of Wheels?

Volume 19 · Issue 3 · May/June 2009 by Chris Dyas. Self-expression is an important part of childhood development; kids experiment with all facets of life in their attempt to ...continue.

Keep Moving: Exercises for People With Lower-Extremity Amputations

Senior Step – Volume 1, 2004 by Melissa Wolff-Burke, EdD, PT, ATC, and Elizabeth Cole, PT. Getting back to your previous activities may be your objective following amputation. Even if ...continue.
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