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Make Your Bodily Consciousness Grow a New Leg

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. The point of this article is that if you wear your prosthesis long enough, your consciousness will accept it as if it was a new leg. A prosthesis is simply a…
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Resolving Anger About Your Amputation

Resolving  Anger About Your Amputation There is really a band calling themselves the “Angry Amputees” and have a Facebook page. Dalty, their lead vocalist is actually an amputee. He had lost both legs and fingers. He started the band to deal with his anger. His ability to resolve it and carry on should be an…
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Self-quarantine One Leg at a Time

  We are at the beginning of what promises to be a long, pandemic summer. Coronavirus cases are still climbing in nineteen states.  Second, to wearing a mask self-quarantining is one of the few ways we have of protecting ourselves and maintaining control of our lives. As an amputee, if it has been a long…
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Top Advancements in Prosthetics in 2020

Top Advancements in Prosthetics in 2020   Prosthetics have progressed dramatically in recent years, with many people choosing to move away from the standard NHS provided prosthetics, to highly functioning, technologically advanced limbs. With these types of prosthetics now available on the market, there’s a wide range of options to choose from, especially for people…
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Unlocking the Secrets of Being an Amputee Spouse

Unlocking the Secrets of Being an Amputee Spouse   For some time now I have felt a gentle nudge from the universe to write a book about our experience when my husband suffered a medical emergency that changed our lives forever. It has taken me nearly three years to get to a place where I…
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Amputee Survival in a Pandemic

Amputee Survival in a Pandemic 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 anxiety and building mental resilience by turning…
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Stopping Amputee Self-Sabotage

Stopping Amputee Self-Sabotage Recognizing what triggers destructive amputation recovery self-sabotage is the major focus for anyone who lost a limb. You set a goal for yourself and somehow never reach it. You find yourself back in the same situation no matter how much planning, strategizing, or intention-setting you do. Self-sabotage is repeating these same patterns,…
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What is Fall Prevention?

What is Fall Prevention? 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 potential harm that ignoring risks creates,…
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How to Reduce Your Amputee Anxiety

Post-amputation Amputation Issues Pre-amputation Problem Solving How to Reduce Your Amputee Anxiety What Causes Amputee Anxiety Sixty-four percent of recent amputees suffer from anxiety. Many of them find they are overwhelmed by that fear. There are some specific triggers that the newly amputated face that is unique. Amputation Anxiety starts with the realization that your…
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Coping with the Coronavirus Pandemic for Amputees

Coping with the Coronavirus Pandemic for Amputees These days, we all have to accept the anxiety inherent in living in the time of the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19. If there were a way to dispel all anxious feelings, I’d tell you, but there isn’t. The one exception might be someone who could summon such a…
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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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Do you consider yourself Disabled?

Do You Consider Yourself Disabled? Able or Disable You must do two things before you can honestly answer that question. You must realize the difference between disabled and abled. Not a silly distinction but it is a concrete distinction. Are you disabled because you feel safe in your wheelchair? Do you obsess on things you…
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Consultations Calendar

CONSULTATIONS CALENDAR KEVIN KAPPLER, PH.D. Contact Dr. Kappler Consultations & Messages You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Kappler by using the frorm 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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