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On the Road Again

On the Road Again

Life can be challenging for amputees, especially soon after surgery. Recovery, pain management, and adaptation—physical and emotional—are all part and parcel of your new life. As an amputee, transportation is a vital component to returning to a normal life. Having ...
Physical Therapist Ups the Ante as Educator for the Amputee Community

Physical Therapist Ups the Ante as Educator for the Amputee Community

When Cosi Belloso talks about her profession as a physical therapist (PT) who serves the amputee community, her buoyant passion and commitment bubble up. This, despite that she has had to go against the grain in the healthcare profession to ...
Sex and Intimacy After Amputation

Sex and Intimacy After Amputation

Sex. Three little letters arranged in such a way to make most humans blush. Why is something so human so awkward to discuss? As amputees, we have additional challenges and fears involved with this topic that others don’t need to worry ...
Does Your Bucket Have a Hole in It?

Does Your Bucket Have a Hole in It?

As amputees, we may sometimes feel that when we lost our limb(s), so went our zing for life. We may appear to have lost hope, direction, and any interest in exploring anything new. When I went through such feelings as ...

THE COOLEST COUPLE  ON  YOUTUBE: HUNTER & TARA

THE COOLEST COUPLE ON YOUTUBE: HUNTER & TARA

Watch anyof the videos on Hunter Woodhall and Tara Davis’ YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/channel/UCIK0rlPzvgI0tCwuHrtO82w) and you’ll feel the energy between this young couple, both 19-year-old rising track stars. Woodhall, a bilateral below-knee amputee since infancy due to a congenital limb difference, ...
CHANGING HANDS: When Your Prosthetist Leaves or Your Clinic Changes Ownership

CHANGING HANDS: When Your Prosthetist Leaves or Your Clinic Changes Ownership

Human beings come equipped with a natural ability to form relationships, and bonding with others can contribute to a healthy sense of well-being. Choosing prosthetists is not unlike choosing life partners—they’ll see you at your best, they’ll see you at ...
Super You

Super You

Many of us wanted to be superheroes when we were kids—leaping over buildings in a single bound, possessing the strength of 100 men, climbing walls like arachnids. However, as we grew older, most of us reconciled ourselves to the fact ...
What’s Next for Advocacy? Combating Complacency After the 2018 Midterms

What’s Next for Advocacy? Combating Complacency After the 2018 Midterms

The amputee community has had reason to feel optimistic in the months following the November 2018 midterm elections. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which Republicans have long fought to repeal and replace, has been secured in the short term by ...
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