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Donning an AK prosthesis with a full suction socket

Narrated by Paddy Rossbach, this is part of a series of demonstrations designed to help individuals learn to manage after a lower-limb amputation. ...continue.

Emotional Recovery: The Long and Winding Road

Created 02/2015 - RECOVERY: Return to a normal condition. RECOVERY FROM LIMB LOSS: A new normal. People respond differently to the loss of a limb. How an individual responds might ...continue.

Getting Appropriate Physical Therapy

Volume 19 · Issue 3 · May/June 2009 - by Scott Waite, MPT - Appropriate physical therapy is crucial to both the physical and emotional lives of people who must ...continue.

Getting Behind the Wheel with Limb Loss and Limb Difference

Created 12/2020 - Hitting the open road is about as American as apple pie, baseball, and summer family cookouts. The United States is known for having a robust and vibrant ...continue.

Getting up from the floor

Narrated by Paddy Rossbach, this is part of a series of demonstrations designed to help individuals learn to manage after a lower-limb amputation. ...continue.

Growing Up With Limb Loss

Volume 19 · Issue 2 · March/April 2009 - by Élan Young - Men and women, young and old, all suffer the effects of amputation, including its physical and emotional ...continue.

Keep Moving: Exercises for People With Lower-Extremity Amputations

Senior Step – Volume 1, 2004 by Melissa Wolff-Burke, EdD, PT, ATC, and Elizabeth Cole, PT - Getting back to your previous activities may be your objective following amputation. Even ...continue.

Lawnmower Safety

Created 3/2021 - When the weather warms up, and the grass starts to grow high, rural and suburban families excitedly anticipate spending time their back and front yards. However, every ...continue.

Limb Loss Definitions

Last updated 2/2008 - AAOP (American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists): As a professional society of orthotists and prosthetists, the AAOP is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards ...continue.

Living Free

For many people, asking for help can be hard to do. It requires facing the reality of missing a limb, which can lead to difficult emotions like shame, grief and ...continue.

Locating a Certified Prosthetist

Last updated 2016 - Please understand that the Amputee Coalition cannot and does not make specific recommendations for products or services, but can only suggest possible sources, with no endorsement ...continue.

Massage Therapy in Amputee Rehabilitation and Care

Created 10/2019 Introduction Losing a limb is a physical and psychological trauma that has a profound influence on the life of an amputee. Providing comprehensive rehabilitation services and programs to ...continue.

Medicare for People With Limb Loss

Updated 10/2020 - It can sometimes be hard to understand what your options are under Medicare. This fact sheet will explain what Medicare is, what each Medicare plan offers, how ...continue.

Milestones: The Positive Signs on the Road to Recovery

Last updated 09/2014 - Adapted from the 2014 edition of the Amputee Coalition publication, First Step: A Guide for Adapting to Limb Loss Nothing is quite as bewildering or scary ...continue.