Health Information Made to Order

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Published 7/2015 –
For all of the cultural and ethnic differences that both define and divide the unique heritage of the various ethnic groups in America, many are united by an unwelcome bond that is growing stronger every day: diabetes.

A Case for Body-Powered Hooks

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Published 6/2015 –
by Sean McHugh –
In recent years, there have been many exciting advancements in the world of upper-limb prosthetics. Much of the focus has been on developing myoelectric hands with enhanced grasping capabilities. These new hands use batteries and motors on lightweight frames, and each looks and operates more like the human hand than previous models. Will these new devices make traditional body-powered cable hooks obsolete?

Common Exercise Issues

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Volume 24, Issue 3 May/June  2014 –
by Cindy Asch-Martin –
As amputees, we all share common issues with our bodies being off balance. Our hips and back hurt, and we don’t seem to be able to strengthen our residual limbs like we think we should.

Adaptive Soccer More Than Just a Team Sport

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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 and the cheers after a score, he couldn’t tell our game from any other game … and that’s the point. This is real soccer; played with the [same] spirit [and intensity] as it is everywhere.”

Golf, The Perfect Rehabilitation Therapy

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Volume 24, Issue 3 May/June 2014 –
by Robert S. Gailey, PT, PhD | drawings by Frank Angulo –
Golf is one of the most popular sports enjoyed by amputees of all ages. It encourages people to get outside, compete within their comfort level and enjoy social exchange. It’s one of the best activities for improving balance, coordination, range of motion, strength and endurance.

The Journey…to a Better Quality of Life

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Volume 24, Issue 1 January/February 2014 –
by Cindy Asch-Marti –
Changing your attitude toward exercise can be one of the most productive things you can do, not only for your body but for your mind as well. Make exercise a lifestyle and not a dreaded task that must be done. The benefits vary from strengthening the ligaments and tendons that support your skeletal system to boosting your muscle system. Exercise also releases endorphins, which some would call a natural high you get from increasing your metabolic rate and getting your blood flowing. You don’t need equipment to reap the benefits – your own body weight will do just fine.

Do You Know Your K-Level?

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Volume 23, Issue 5 September/October 2013 –
An interview with Interim President & CEO Sue Stout about the importance of amputees knowing their K-levels –
inMotion | What is a “K-level” and why is it important?
Sue | K-levels are a rating system used by Medicare to indicate a person’s rehabilitation potential. The system is a rating from 0 through 4 and it indicates a person’s potential to use a prosthetic device if they had a device that worked well for them and they completed rehabilitation to use the device properly. Your K-level designation is important because it is the driving factor in the decision on what prosthetic device to provide to you and the payment for that prosthetic device.

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Cardiovascular Exercise For Amputees

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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, reducing body fat and surprisingly, stress, which is critical for a healthy mind and body.

Ten Tips to Improve Your Prosthetic Outcome

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Volume 23, Issue 4 July/August 2013 –
by Pete Seaman, CP –
Successful prosthesis use involves a 50/50 effort between you and your prosthetist. Even longtime prosthesis wearers can experience minor problems, but communication and regular maintenance can usually prevent the little problems from becoming big ones.

Hip Strength Training for Amputees

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Volume 23, Issue 4 July/August 2013 –
by Cindy Asch-Martin –
Learning how to walk with a smooth gait can be challenging at first. Your hips will be tight, so learning and practicing how to focus on keeping your hips limber and strong is where we will begin.