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53. Keeping Your Liner Clean With The Liner Wand

Keeping Your Liner Clean With The Liner Wand Keeping your liner clean with the Liner Wand. It is something I needed to learn about being an amputee. When my stump healed I was given my first prosthesis. Along with it came a rubber liner. There were no instructions about how to keep the liner clean…
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52. Augmented not Disabled

52. Augmented Not Disabled “Augmented not disabled” are the words of Dr. Hugo Herr, who lost both legs as a teen in a rock-climbing accident, His vascular surgeon asked him what he wanted to do when he got out of the hospital. Hugh said, “go back to rock climbing.” The surgeon didn’t think that was…
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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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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

26. 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…
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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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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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Six steps to having a full and active recovery.

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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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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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

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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

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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