Against All Odds

Those of us who have disabilities should never give up on hunting dreams of a lifetime. Those dreams are possibilities. This story begins with a lifetime of valuable hunting experiences. I was an active archer and with my brothers we had great success hunting several...

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...

Fit-Well Needs Your Help – Today!

Dear Patient of Fit-Well Prosthetic & Orthotic Center, We Need YOUR Help TODAY! We are writing to ask for your assistance and to inform you of a very urgent and important issue that will ultimately affect your ability to receive appropriate prosthetic care in the...

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;...

Lamoni Riordan

When I was five years old I was involved in a lawn mower accident. In 2006 I had an elective surgery to amputate a little higher allowing for better prosthetics. Mentally I have had to overcome very deep depression and thoughts of suicide. I’ve also had to...

Donna Page and the Olympic Torch

Fit-Well would like to congratulate one of our patients, Donna Page, who was selected to carry the Olympic torch on February 7, 2002 through Park City on its way to the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics on February 8, 2002. Donna lost both her legs below...

Bob Brown

On June 27th, 2004, Bob had a traumatic accident on his motorcycle. Bob started competing in cross fit, which he has enjoyed as well as rock climbing and hiking. He participated in a triathlon and just started waterskiing. Bob is a five-time world champ in...

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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