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51. Proprio Foot Because the World Isn’t Flat

51. Proprio Foot Because the World Isn’t Flat   Proprio foot because the world isn’t flat. The new Ossur prosthetic foot changes how you walk. The prosthesis moves with you, flexing as a natural foot would. You have the freedom to look ahead more because you feel more stable. You will find yourself looking people…
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50. Yes, I Want To Be A Cyborg!

Yes, I Want To Be A Cyborg!   Yes, I Want To Be A Cyborg! Ask an amputee and they will tell you they want something better than a passive prosthesis. They want an ankle that moves on their command and relays the terrain back to their nervous system. After years of lugging around a…
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40. Psychological and Emotional Reaction to Amputation

Psychological and Emotional Reaction to Amputation Psychological and emotional reaction to amputation is often ignored. Identifying its absence gives credence to its essential need. Psychological and emotional recovery can be divided into three major areas. While the stump is healing it is time to counteract the loss of muscle strength. There is a reduction in…
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Achieving Body Confidence After An Amputation Is Challenging

37. You Can Achieve Body Confidence After An Amputation

37. You Can Achieve Body Confidence After An Amputation You can achieve bodily confidence after an amputation. An amputation forces you to accept your changed body image. People who see their body image accurately have a better time adjusting to its changed shape. After an amputation one third face severe depression. You must accept the…
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44. Successful Coping Strategies

New Amputees Need These Coping Strategies for Limb Loss Successful Coping Strategies  Successful Coping Strategies for recent Limb Loss are the focus of this article. Amputation brings an avalanche of feelings enveloping you and threatening your very existence. After the trauma of limb loss, the last thing you want to do is face your feelings.…
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33. Reducing Your Significant Other’s PTSD

33. Reducing Your Significant Other’s PTSD Reducing your significant other’s PTSD is often overlooked. . There are many ways to describe the stress and emotional pain that people go through being a caretaker. Physicians call it the caretakers’ syndrome, although it is not a medical disorder. It has other names like post-tra umatic stress disorder, caretakers stress…
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25. Reducing Your Significant Other’s PTSD

25. Reducing Your Significant Other’s PTSD Reducing your significant other’s PTSD is often overlooked. . There are many ways to describe the stress and emotional pain that people go through being a caretaker. Physicians call it the caretakers’ syndrome, although it is not a medical disorder. It has other names like post-traumatic stress disorder, caretakers…
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7. Breakthrough In Phantom Limb Pain

Breakthrough in Phantom Limb Pain Breakthrough in Phantom Limb Pain started when it was first recorded some 400 years ago by French surgeon Ambroise Paré. At that time, he operated on wounded soldiers, many of whom complained of a mysterious pain in amputated limbs. Despite its long history, phantom limb pain remains poorly understood. There…
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27. How to Find the Best Prosthetist

                                                           27. How to find the best Prosthetist      How to find the best Prosthetist is important because you are going to be under their care…
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11. How to Reduce Amputee Depression

11. How to Reduce Amputee Depression This is advice from one amputee to another. How to reduce amputee depression. These are practical tips divided into physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of depression. Here is how to reduce amputee depression.  Depression is anger turned inward. Here are some ways to deal with this emotion. You…
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34. Start Enjoying Valentine’s Day

34. Start Enjoying Valentine’s Day   Start enjoying Valentine’s day by getting the courage to date and reconsidering falling in love is on everyone’s mind. Let’s exclude a dozen roses, chocolates, and a hallmark card crew that have the holiday all covered, or so they think. Being an amputee may make it harder to enjoy…
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Ending Cripple Thinking

38. Ending Cripple Thinking

38. Ending Cripple Thinking   “One Thing You Can’t Hide Is When You’re Crippled Inside” John Lennon Its time for ending cripple thinking. It has been almost three years since my below-knee amputation. I am looking out for ways that I can lead my life more like a normal person. While I was waiting for…
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the agony of being misdiagnosed bipolar

5. The Agony of Being Misdiagnosed Bipolar

5. The Agony of Being Misdiagnosed Bipolar It is very clear what the agony of being misdiagnosed bipolar after your amputation is. So many amputees have such intense feelings after their amputations that they could be misdiagnosed as manic depression. Current psychiatric research has found that sixty-nine percent of patients are misdiagnosed with Manic Depression…
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20. Make Your Bodily Consciousness Grow a New Leg

20. Make Your Bodily Consciousness Grow a New Leg Ask any amputee, and they all will tell you that you can’t grow a new one. Make your Bodily Consciousness grow a new leg is the title of this article. The point of this article is that if you wear your prosthesis long enough, your consciousness…
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Top advancements in prostheses in 2020

22. Top Advancements in Prostheses in 2020

22. Top Advancements in Prostheses in 2020   Prostheses have progressed dramatically in recent years, with many people choosing to move away from the standard NHS-provided prostheses, to highly functioning, technologically advanced limbs. Here are the top advancements in prostheses in 2020. With these types of prostheses now available on the market, there’s a wide…
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Journaling improves amputee recovery

10. Journaling Improves Amputation Recovery

Journaling Improves Amputation Recovery Journaling helps in amputation recovery. You don’t know what journaling can do for your amputation till you try it. It puts a progression to your thoughts. You see the change in much more detail. By reflecting on things you wrote in the past, you see how much things have changed. Journaling…
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Beating Amputation Phantom Pain - Amputee.Coach https://amputee.coach/amputation-issues/problem-solving-after-your-amput... Beating phantom pain means understanding its causes and treatments that work. ThBeating phantom pain If phantom pain had a face

8. Beating Amputation Phantom Pain

8. Beating Amputation Phantom Pain Ask any amputee who has tried beating phantom pain. Their goal is beating amputation phantom pain. You know phantom pain when you feel it. It comes from where your limb used to be. The sensation starts as discomfort. It is a real feeling coming from the missing limb. It might…
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Unlocking the Secrets of Being an Amputee Spouse

17. Unlocking the Secrets of Being an Amputee Spouse

Unlocking the Secrets of Being an Amputee Spouse   Unlocking the Secrets of Being an Amputee Spouse was a hard book to write because it grew from experiences that were intense feelings. For some time now I have felt a gentle nudge from the universe to write a book about our experience when my husband suffered…
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Beware Your Amputation Can Become a Major Depression

30. Beware Your Amputation Can Become a Major Depression

Beware Your Amputation Can Become a Major Depression Dealing With Your Feelings Many people never see their recovery from their amputation stall. Beware your amputation can become major depression. Getting into an auto accident leaves us no chance to prepare for our amputation. As a result, many amputees have not resolved the emotional loss they…
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Amputee skills number 1 beating down pandemic fatigue syndrome

1. Amputee Skills Defeat Pandemic Fatigue Syndrome

Amputee Skills Defeat Pandemic Fatigue Syndrome Amputee skills defeat pandemic fatigue syndrome, Almost everyone is unusually anxious because of COVID-19. However, being in a constant state of anxiety and stress will not do you any good. After all, stress is known to affect our immune system.  So, what should we do? We can try coping with…
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Taking charge of Post-Amputation Depression

2. Taking Charge of Post-Amputation Depression

Taking Charge of Post-Amputation Depression You have a flood of different feelings right after your amputation. Shock and disbelief come when you see part of you missing. You feel frustrated when you realize you have a long recovery ahead of you. At some point, profound sadness and grief overtake you when issues like returning to work…
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21. Fall Prevention Enables You

What is Fall Prevention? you ask. Fall Prevention enables You Identifying places and behaviors that can easily result in a loss of balance is called fall prevention. The more you take control of this process, the more confident you feel about returning to your-pre amputation lifestyle. If you haven’t been taught and warned about the…
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3. Sezing Control of Amputation Anxiety

3. Seizing Control of Amputation Anxiety

3. Seizing Control of Amputation Anxiety What Causes Amputation Anxiety Thirty-five percent of recent amputees suffer from anxiety. Many of them find they are overwhelmed by that fear. However, there are some specific triggers that the newly amputated face that is unique. This empowers you to seize control of amputation anxiety. Feelings of shock, anger,…
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Using your amputee skills to cope with the pandemic,

48. Using Your Amputee Skills to Cope with the Pandemic

48. Using your Amputee Skills to Cope with the Pandemic Using your amputee skills to cope with the pandemic. You have been in a precautious state long enough to know you are using your amputee skills to cope with the pandemic. These days, we all have to accept the anxiety inherent in living with the…
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CONSULTATIONS CALENDAR KEVIN KAPPLER, PH.D. Contact Dr. Kappler SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION INITIAL CONSULTATIONS FOR NEW CLIENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE
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Amputee.coach HomePost-amputationAmputation Issues39. Don’t Have Your Amputation Without Doing This FirstProblem Solving Amputee.coach HomePost-amputationAmputation Issues39. Don’t Have Your Amputation Without Doing This FirstProblem Solving You Can Lead a Happy Life! Let Me Show You How! Yes, You Can!   KEVIN KAPPLER, PH.D. AMPUTEE LIFECOACH As a fellow amputee, I know the psychological difficulties people face…
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Amputee.coach HomePost-amputation39. Don’t Have Your Amputation Without Doing This FirstHome RESOURCES COMMON QUESTIONS & CONCERNS What to Expect Once You Face an Amputation If your amputation was like mine no one talked to you about what to expect psychologically. If you start a conversation discussing your psychological apprehension it will briefly be acknowledged but quickly…
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