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Any LMT who are amputees?

Started by Tammy Jordan in General. Last reply by Tammy Jordan Jul 18. 2 Replies

I'd like to know if anyone is a licensed massage therapist who is an amputee of either leg? I'll be finishing massage therapy school soon and want to know what to do to keep my stump from sweating. I'm an amputee below the right knee. I've been an…Continue

Skinfit Sockets

Started by Shelley Hermann in Socket fit / comfort / design / function / components. Last reply by Sean R. Harrison Jul 14. 7 Replies

Hi, I'm a fairly recent AK, ready to be fitted for my second socket. I have been given an option of a skinfit socket but am looking for some feedback from anyone who has made the switch. I really don't like the numerous sock layers but am concerned…Continue

Improving New York State O&P Access to Care

Started by Paul Selph, East Zone Leader in General Jul 9. 0 Replies

New Yorkers and the O&P profession continue to need your help!  Please take 2 minutes to complete the below steps for automated outreach to your local legislative leader.  Taking the time to make your voice heard will garner additional support…Continue

My right hand

Started by sean mendres in General. Last reply by sean mendres Jul 22. 5 Replies

My name is Sean I lost my right hand due to an heart infection

EMPOWERFEST

Started by Johsa Smith, Nat'l Coordinator in General May 25. 0 Replies

Hanger Clinic’s EmpowerFest is an event like no other for people with upper and lower limb loss. Not only will you have the opportunity to learn from world-class prosthetists and peers who are thriving with prosthetic technology, but more…Continue

A Word of Encouragement

Started by Sherrie Ott in General. Last reply by Ruthie Hazell Jul 22. 3 Replies

My name is Sherrie and I just celebrated my 80th birthday.  I have been an above knee amputee since 1955, a cancer survivor.  I've led a very full life and am currently living on my own. Due to old age and a fear of falling I use crutches and chairs…Continue

Good office setup.

Started by Adam Williams in General. Last reply by vicente gomez Jun 7. 1 Reply

I became a left AKA in late 2019 due to trauma.  I do not have a prosthetic and will not work on getting one till COVID tapers off more.  I am wrapping my stump and using a shrinker.  I use a mix of a wheelchair and crutches.  I ended up becoming a…Continue

Be Careful Out There

Started by Ken Biddle in General Feb 16. 0 Replies

I am a LAKA and at the end of October I had my right knee replaced. It was done late in the afternoon and I stayed overnight. It is now an outpatient procedure. I passed the PT test the next morning including up and down 4 steps so I was released. I…Continue

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