Traveling Tips for Amputees

Amputees are more mobile than ever before. You can do virtually anything, and when you travel, you don’t want anything to get in your way of fun. There are several items you’ll need to bring along with you to make your trip more pleasurable. Item Checklist: Dietary...

Referring a Patient

When Referring Your Patient to a Prosthetist   A. Physical Exam (relevant to functional deficits) • Weight, height, weight loss/gain • Cardiopulmonary ex.amination • Musculoskeletal examination (Arm and leg strength; range of motion) • Neurological examination; gait,...

Cranial Deformation

Effectiveness of Conservative Therapy and Helmet Therapy for Positional Cranial Deformation The authors investigated the effectiveness of conservative (repositioning therapy with or without physical therapy) and helmet therapy, and identified factors associated with...

Tips for Success as an Amputee During the First Year

Following are eight suggestions from Chris Bretoi, a 17 year amputee (published in the September/October issue of inMotion Magazine): Maintain your relationships with friends, family and community. They are your support group and are more important now than ever. Find...
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