The Winter Paralympics are around the corner! This is an exciting time for anyone who could be considered an adaptive individual – whether you’re living with limb loss/limb difference or another “disability” the Paralympics are a reminder of what’s possible when you’re ...continue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.