On July 12 we will be holding the opening ceremony for our 2018 National Conference. The Amputee Coalition’s first gatherings occurred in 1986 and numbered fewer than 50 people. Today, the attendees numbers top 1,000 and the events include educational session, technology demonstrations, a ...continue.
A voice for those requiring artistic and humanitarian rehabilitation has been silenced. Al was at the forefront of amputee consumer advocacy through his work at Ottobock and his advice and leadership in partnership with Mary Novotny during the development of what would ...continue.
Last night the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the long awaited Lower Limb Prosthetic Workgroup Consensus Document (Consensus Document). This document was the product of the Lower Limb Prosthetic Interagency Workgroup that was created in response to the backlash ...continue.
On Friday, May 25, Governor Malloy of Connecticut signed Connecticut Senate Bill 376. This is the first state legislation passed since 2013 related to ensuring access to care and it signals a return to prioritizing state and grassroots engagement that had shifted ...continue.
Fourth Groundbreaking Limb Loss Task Force Discusses Strategies to Improve Evidence to Improve Quality of Limb Loss Care and Rehabilitation
The Amputee Coalition is the nation’s leading organization that serves people affected by limb loss and limb difference. In this role, it is leading a fourth Limb Loss Task Force to identify ways to improve the quality of evidence needed to optimize ...continue.
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.
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.