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“The Best Thing in the World”

Volume 19 · Issue 4 · July/August 2009 - by Scott McNutt - Comedies are 20-year-old Jaymie Kraus’ favorite kind of movie. She enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend, Josh, ...continue.

‘Tips for Upper Extremity Amputees’ Video Playlist

Updated Jan 21, 2011 - View the ‘Tips for Upper Extremity Amputees’ playlist on the Amputee Coalition’s YouTube channel. ...continue.

A Brief History of Prosthetics

Volume 17 · Issue 7 · November/December 2007 - by Kim M. Norton - The evolution of prosthetics is a long and storied history, from its primitive beginnings to its ...continue.

A Case for Body-Powered Hooks

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 ...continue.

A Force of Nature

Volume 15 · Issue 3 · May/June 2005 - by Bill Dupes - “Water is the softest substance in the world, yet it can penetrate granite.… Empty your mind; be ...continue.

A Lesson on Insuring Your Prosthesis

Volume 19 · Issue 6 · October 2009 - by Tammie Higginbotham - One day while sitting down with our insurance agent for our yearly coverage discussion, I happened to ...continue.

A Life Well-Occupied

Volume 19 · Issue 6 · October 2009 - by Art Heinze - Saturday, December 7, 1957, started as an ordinary day on my parents’ farm near Elrosa, Minnesota. At ...continue.

A Love That Conquers All

Volume18 · Issue 4 · May/June 2008 - by Rick Bowers - That’s what you’ll hear in Mike and Sandra Kozloski’s voices when they talk about their 7-year-old daughter, Jordan. ...continue.

A Mother’s Perspective

Volume 19 · Issue 2 · March/April 2009 - by Jennifer Peterson - I cried with joy when the ultrasound technician told me that we would be having a baby ...continue.

A New Life

Volume 18 · Issue 5 · July/August 2008 - by Rayna DuBose - I guess I never thought about what life would be like as a bilateral amputee. All my ...continue.

A Physician’s Inside View of the Amputee World

Volume 19 · Issue 4 · July/August 2009 - by Robert D. Doty, Jr., MD, Chair of the Amputee Coalition’s Upper Limb Loss Advisory Council - I am a physician ...continue.

A Walk in the Clouds

Volume 26, Issue 4 July/August 2016 | Download PDFby Tony Phillips | photos provided by San Antonio Amputee FoundationMount Kilimanjaro rises more than 19,000 feet above Tanzania. From base to summit, ...continue.

Accessibility of Fitness Centers and Healthcare Facilities for People With Limb Differences

Created 05/2015 - Regular visits to fitness centers and healthcare facilities can help people with limb differences maintain healthy lifestyles and promote well-being. In order to access these facilities safely ...continue.

Adaptive Soccer More Than Just a Team Sport

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 ...continue.

Adaptive Gardening

Jul/Aug 2010 - by Scott McNutt - Limb loss need not prevent those with metaphorical green thumbs from participating in activities they enjoy. Assistive devices and ideas for adapting equipment ...continue.

Adaptive Sports Programs

Created 02/2017 - This fact sheet focuses on nationwide, sport-specific resources that provide an overview of the adapted version of a particular sport; there may be leagues or teams located ...continue.

Advanced Exercises for People With Lower-Extremity Amputations

Senior Step – Volume 1, 2004 - by Melissa Wolff-Burke, EdD, PT, ATC, and Elizabeth Cole, PT - The previous article discussed exercises to help you maintain the range of ...continue.

Advances in Hip Disarticulation Socket Design

Volume 13 · Issue 5 · September/October 2003 - by Erik Shaffer, CP - While hip disarticulation (HD) amputees constitute only 2 percent of the amputee population, they have the ...continue.

Advocating For Your Child

Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005 - by Rick Bowers - When Steffini Vandever’s son, Jonah, was born in 1997, it brought back many painful memories. Steffini’s first daughter, Ashley, had ...continue.

Aging in Place, Gracefully, With Universal Design

Volume 15 · Issue 2 · March/April 2005 - by Bill Dupes - A man’s home is his castle; however, many seniors and people with disabilities may feel like prisoners ...continue.

Am I “Handicapped”? Nursing With One Hand

Volume 19 · Issue 6 · October 2009 - by Susan Elaine Fleming, RN, MN, CNS - Many people feel that they were destined for a career in nursing. I ...continue.

AMPLIFY Yourself on Social Media

Published  08/30/2017 - Learn about the Amplify initiative and how you can be heard via social media. The webinar includes an overview and specific tips for great content for social media. ...continue.

Amputee Rehabilitation Series: Video #1 – The Specialist

Published 8/18/2015 - In this first video of the series, Danielle Melton, MD, director of the Amputee Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Houston, Texas and chair of ...continue.

Amputee Rehabilitation Series: Video #2 – Moving Forward

Published 8/18/2015 - Setting goals is an important part of the rehabilitation process following the loss of a limb. Jack Richmond, Amputee Coalition board member, talks about his rehabilitation experience ...continue.

Amputee Rehabilitation Series: Video #3 – A Community of Peers

Published 8/18/2015 - Talking with and being around other individuals with limb loss helps to normalize your experience and reassure you that a full life is possible after the loss ...continue.

Amputee Rehabilitation Series: Video #4 – The Prosthetist

Published 8/18/2015 - For many, living with limb loss involves the use of a prosthesis to walk or do everyday tasks. Sam Hale, MSOP, CPO/L, director of prosthetics at Fillauer ...continue.

Amputee Rehabilitation Series: Video #5 – Being an Amputee

Published 8/18/2015 - After the loss of a limb, many individuals experience discomfort in social settings or develop anxiety about being in public. Regaining a sense of comfort with your ...continue.

Amputee Rehabilitation Series: Video #6 – Living Life Differently

Published 8/18/2015 - Living with limb loss will require ongoing awareness and management of health and medical conditions related to the amputation of a limb. These include a range of ...continue.

Amputee Rehabilitation Video Series

Published 6/2015 - This video series is designed to help patients during the recovery and rehabilitation process following the amputation of a limb. Each video highlights an important part of ...continue.

Amputees’ Balance – Getting Started: The Ball-Rolling Exercise

Published 7/13/2015 - Struggling with balance and mobility? In this video, Dr. Carol Miller, professor of physical therapy at the University of North Georgia, will guide you through a simple ...continue.