inMotion Magazine

November | December 2017 6 Our Mission To reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Editorial Board Lauren Anderson Erin Deegan Traci Dralle David Dunville Troy Farnsworth, CP, FAAOP Col. Donald Gajewski, MD Lacey Henderson Karen Henry Samuel Johnson, PharmD, MPH Jason T. Kahle, PPO, FAAOP Carol A. Miller, PT, PhD, GCS Ranjit Steiner Staff Jack Richmond President & CEO Karen Lundquist Chief Communication Officer Bill Dupes Editor-in-Chief, inMotion Michelle Wolfe Director of Development inMotion is published six times a year by the Amputee Coalition, 900 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 390, Knoxville, TN 37915-2568. This project was supported, in part, by grant numbers 90LL0002-02-00 and 90LL0002-02-01, from the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy. It is not the intention of the Amputee Coalition to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide readers with information to better understand their health and healthcare issues. The Amputee Coalition does not endorse any specific treatment, technology, company or device. Consumers are urged to consult with their healthcare providers for specific medical advice or before making any purchasing decisions involving their care. No funding from the ACL is used to support Amputee Coalition advocacy efforts. ©2017 by Amputee Coalition; all rights reserved. This magazine may not be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission of the Amputee Coalition. Harleen Chhabra Gupt is an artist, writer/ blogger, a communications and marketing advisor for a Fortune 5 company and a mother. Drawing from her almost lifelong above-elbow amputee experiences, she is working on children’s books and parenting resources for the limb loss community. Aarti Deshpande, CPO, serves as the clinical manager of the UCSF Orthotic & Prosthetic Center at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG) for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Her goal is to provide optimum patient care through a facilitated rehabilitation process to improve and maximize the functional outcomes of patients. She plays an important role as a resident mentor. She also volunteers with the American Board of Certification (ABC) in Orthotics & Prosthetics as a prosthetic examiner and is also an active member of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP). Emily Gray is a three-time Paralympic swimmer and motivational speaker from South Africa. She is now based in New York City, where she specializes in helping other amputees and veterans reintegrate into society after disability and trauma through forms of sport and health. Karen Henry is a freelance writer, editor and content marketing specialist based in Broomfield, Colorado. She specializes in writing for the orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics professional communities and for the patients they serve. Chrysta Irolla, MS, MSPO, CPO, is the clinical manager of the UCSF Orthotic and Prosthetic Center at Benioff Children’s Hospital. She is dedicated to providing the best care possible for her patients while also training future clinicians. She is passionate about outreach in local and international communities; she has worked to develop educational resources for people of all ages to learn about the field of prosthetics and orthotics. She is an active member of American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists and recently joined the AAOP scoping review taskforce, which helps determine future research initiatives. Debra Latour, OTD (C), MEd, OTR/L, is a registered occupational therapist, consultant and owner of Single-Handed Solutions, LLC, providing consulting services to manufacturers, clinical providers and individuals with upper-limb loss/differences. She offers clinical services through her affiliations with Handspring and ATI. She is a faculty member at Western New England University. She is an active member of the Amputee Coalition and its Upper Limb Advisory Council. She is also a member of ACPOC, AAOP, ATA, ACRM and AOTA. She has a congenital upper-limb difference, is an active prosthesis user and shares her experiences and tips through her blog at . Leif Nelson, DPT, ATP, CSCS, is the assistant chief for clinical care in the Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence. He is a doctor of physical therapy, a certified assistive technology professional, and a certified strength and conditioning professional with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Randy Richardson, ABC-CPA, RPA, is an assistant prosthetist and co-owner of Dream Team Prosthetics LLC. He is involved with developing treatment protocols for bilateral above-knee amputees and partners with manufacturers to improve technology and mobility solutions for this specific patient population. He runs an annual training camp for bilateral above-knee amputees. Email: Chad Simpson, BS, BOCP, LP, is the clinical director and co-owner of Dream Team Prosthetics LLC. He specializes in treatment of individuals with multi-limb amputations and challenging limb conditions. He has worked in India, Haiti, Spain and Japan to provide prosthetics to victims of natural disasters. He has been involved in the prosthetics profession since 1996. Email: . A publication of the Amputee Coalition inMotion magazine publishes unbiased journalism that seeks to “empower and motivate” living well and thriving with limb loss. The magazine targets amputees and their families and is provided free electronically to all friends of the Amputee Coalition and in hard copy to all subscribers. Each issue covers health, well-being, life issues and advocacy for amputees and their families. Stories showcase amputees living and thriving with limb loss and profile Amputee Coalition programs and services.