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Limb Loss Awareness Month and You

Limb Loss Awareness Month and You

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month, and it’s all about telling our story. Individual stories of loss and recovery, stories about the Amputee Coalition and stories about how we move on with life after limb loss. ...continue.
Two Friends, Gone too Soon

Two Friends, Gone too Soon

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Brian and Tammy’s passing. They both contributed their talents and hearts to make the world a better place, enriching the limb loss community in the process. They will be missed. ...continue.
Amputee Coalition announces the publication of an evidence-based practice recommendation for clinicians to offer peer support

Amputee Coalition announces the publication of an evidence-based practice recommendation for clinicians to offer peer support

The Amputee Coalition today announced the first published comprehensive review of the medical evidence regarding amputee peer support. ...continue.
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Amputee CPV Makes Dream Come True for Mentee During Limb Loss Awareness Month

Two amputees inspired by Winter the dolphin will meet their hero at Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Wednesday, April 11, during Limb Loss Awareness Month. ...continue.
Aware That I’m Rare

Aware That I’m Rare

This January I had my sixth child, Ever Grey. As soon as the doctors handed her to me I knew something was different about her. ...continue.
The Paralympics and Limb Loss Awareness Month

The Paralympics and Limb Loss Awareness Month

World-class athletes highlight the need for the prosthetic care people need to live the life they choose. ...continue.
Time for the Winter Paralympics

Time for the Winter Paralympics

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.
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.
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