3D-Printed Prosthetics Forge Ahead

3D-Printed Prosthetics Forge Ahead

3D-printed prosthetics raised a lot of hopes when they debuted about a decade ago. But the quest for practical, durable, ...
The Hanger Prosthetic Leg Turns 149 Years Old

The Hanger Prosthetic Leg Turns 149 Years Old

The end of this week marks the 149th anniversary of U.S. Patent No. 111,741, filed on February 14, 1871, by ...

Artists With Disabilities Wanted for Titus Andronicus

The African American Theatrical Ensemble (AATE) is accepting submissions for its staged reading of William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus on Saturday, ...

LIVING WITH AMPLITUDE

Using a Wearable Device to Exercise More? Adding Competition Might Improve Results

Using a Wearable Device to Exercise More? Adding Competition Might Improve Results

While using a wearable device alone may not always be enough to motivate more exercise, adding fun and competition can ...
Mark Your Calendar! The Paralympic Games Are Coming

Mark Your Calendar! The Paralympic Games Are Coming

The 2020 Summer Paralympics will be held in Tokyo, August 25-September 6. Get ready to watch elite athletes with disabilities ...
A Man’s LEGacy: The Chronicles of Bill Zabelny

A Man’s LEGacy: The Chronicles of Bill Zabelny

Book by Bill Zabelny, CMP  After suffering a debilitating injury as a boy, Bill Zabelny prepared to fight the challenges ...
PTSD Doesn’t Just Affect Veterans

PTSD Doesn’t Just Affect Veterans

Research shows that individuals who suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have experienced severe trauma at some point in their ...
An Interview With Tom Carlson, Support Group Founder

An Interview With Tom Carlson, Support Group Founder

Tom Carlson is the founder of the Amputee Support Group of Tri-Cities, TN. He is a right below-knee amputee due ...
Working in Rugged Alaska

Working in Rugged Alaska

It’s not uncommon for someone recovering from limb loss to feel concerned—or even depressed—about his or her employment prospects when ...
Enjoying Adaptive Winter Sports: Things You Need to Know

Enjoying Adaptive Winter Sports: Things You Need to Know

Image courtesy of NAC. Decades ago, it would have been almost impossible for an amputee to ski or play hockey ...
Standing Tall: Striving to Regain My Identity

Standing Tall: Striving to Regain My Identity

A person’s identity plays a vital role in his or her life. I am a 62-year-old bilateral amputee who, after ...

LIMB LOSS RESOURCE GUIDE

This practical guide for preparing for, adapting to, and living with limb loss provides current, in-depth information about:

  • Healthcare team selection
  • Postoperative care
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Emotional adjustment
  • Pain management
  • Peer support
  • Adaptations for home and work
  • Prosthetic devices, fitting, and adjustments


ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

VA Develops Prosthetic Socket Fit Sensor

Scientists at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have developed an integrated socket fit sensor that can identify pressure ...
2020 Paralympic Athletes to Know: Haven Shepherd

2020 Paralympic Athletes to Know: Haven Shepherd

TLDR: Born in Vietnam, Haven lost her legs in a “family suicide” when she was 14 months old. Her mother ...
1st Person: Amputee surfing

1st Person: Amputee surfing

This story comes to us from Angie Heuser, a LAKA from Phoenix. Within months of her operation, she resumed running; ...

Paralympics 2020: Follow Amputees to Tokyo

Throughout 2020, Amplitude will be providing ongoing coverage of U.S. amputees competing for slots on the U.S. Paralympic Team. Check ...

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