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How to Reduce Amputee Depression

How to Reduce Amputee Depression This is advice from one amputee to another. These are practical tips divided into physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of depression.  Depression is anger turned inward. Here are some ways to deal with this emotion. You are not alone. Depression, unlike misery, does not like company. Use the support…
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Reducing Your Significant Other’s PTSD

Reducing Your Significant Other’s PTSD There are many ways to describe the stress and emotional pain that people go through being a caretaker. Physicians call it the caretaker’s syndrome, although it is not a medical disorder. It has other names like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Caretaker Stress Disorder, and even Caretaker Martyr Disorder, a rather…
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Ending Cripple Thinking

Ending Cripple Thinking

Ending Cripple Thinking   “One Thing You Can’t Hide Is When You’re Crippled Inside” John Lennon 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 my stump to heal, I learned that…
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Top advancements in prostheses in 2020

Top Advancements in Prostheses in 2020

Top Advancements in Prostheses in 2020 Consciously controlled limbs 3D printing See-through designs Bionic arms Nerve detectors Similar to bionic limbs, nerve detectors control the prosthetic, utilizing the user’s mind to think they are actually moving the limb. The technology behind it operates via spinal motor neurons, instead of just muscle, like a bionic arm.…
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Unlocking the Secrets of Being an Amputee Spouse

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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Six steps to having a full and active recovery.

Six Steps to Have a Full and Active Recovery

Six Steps to Have a Full and Active Recovery There are six steps to have a full and active recovery. After much soul 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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Amputee Skills Reduce Pandemic Fatigue Syndrome

Amputee Skills Reduce 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 anxiety and building mental resilience by…
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What is fall prevention?

What is Fall Prevention?

What is Fall Prevention? What is Fall Prevention? you ask. 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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How to Reduce Your Amputee Anxiety

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 body will drastically change, and your…
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Using Your Amputee Skills to Coping with the Pandemic

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 dispel all anxious feelings, I’d tell you, but there isn’t. The one exception might be someone who could summon such a degree…
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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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Consultation 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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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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