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35. Physical Therapy is not a Jail Sentence

Physical therapy can return your level of functioning What about physical therapy can return your level of functioning? Amputation has several phases. If you don’t use the time till your surgery wisely, you miss having a team of specialists ready when you need them. There is no time to prepare if you are involved in…
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26. Stop Feeling Part of You is Missing

Stop Feeling Something is Missing Stop Feeling Part of You is Missing says your significant other. Your prosthesis says Stop Feeling Part of You is Missing. Amputees all face this even after they have felt they are back to doing almost everything they did before their amputation. That feeling of loss can erupt suddenly for…
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15. Top Advancements in Prostheses in 2020

15. Top Advancements in Prostheses in 2020 Consciously controlled limbs 3D printing See-through designs Bionic arms Nerve detectors Top Advancements in Prostheses in 2020    
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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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6 Steps to Having a Full and Active Recovery

6 Steps to Having a Full and Active Recovery There are 6 steps to having a full and active recovery. After many souls searching I attribute them to my success in quickly becoming a confident, active, and fully independent single-leg amputee. Each of the five recommendations can be adjusted to fit any lifestyle the individual…
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22. 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. Seizing Control of Amputation Anxiety

Seizing Control of Amputation Anxiety What Causes Amputation Anxiety Sixty-four 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, frustration,…
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20. 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 coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19. If there were a way to…
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Amputee Store Teleprosthetics

Amputee Store Teleprosthetics During this global pandemic, telehealth is emerging as an effective and sustainable solution to stem the spread of COVID-19. We’re here to address your immediate prosthetic concerns from the comfort and safety of your home. Depending upon where you live in the world, getting your prosthetic concerns answered may be difficult. Amputee…
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CONSULTATIONS CALENDAR KEVIN KAPPLER, PH.D. Contact Dr. Kappler Consultations & Messages You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Kappler by using the form below, or you can click this button to send a message. Send Message SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION INITIAL CONSULTATIONS FOR NEW CLIENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE
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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 after losing a limb. I have helped people on the phone and texting for the last ten years as a Life Coach with these…
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Resources

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 steered to physical therapy only. I was told by the…
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