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 Johsa Smith, Nat'l Coordinator Apr 15. 2 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

Control Ottobock App with Siri

Started by frank blackston in General Jan 16. 0 Replies

hi everyone, curious if anyone has any luck controlling the Ottobock Cockpit app with Siri. sometimes I have to switch modes a lot and pulling the phone out, pulling up the app, switching modes, etc can add up. Its a first world problem, I know. And…Continue

Looking for male amputees near me

Started by Jeff Lamson in General. Last reply by Geoffrey Gardner Feb 9. 2 Replies

HiMy name is Jeff and I just had BKA done on 12/30/20.  I am looking for men who have had the same thing done and can help me & my family through this new journey.  I live in Bay Village, OH, which is suburb of Cleveland, OH.  Please email me at…Continue


Started by Cody Bright in General. Last reply by vicente gomez May 5. 4 Replies

My name is Cody and I've been a bilateral amputee (missing right arm and pieces of both legs/feet) since June 2016. Physically there is nothing i can't do in my eyes, but mentally I've fallen into a really deep hole and I'm hoping this community can…Continue

Snowboarding with MPK?

Started by frank blackston in Health and Exercise. Last reply by Carrie Davis Dec 2, 2020. 1 Reply

Hi everyone. new amp as of April 2019. I am ready to get back on the snow this year! To that end, I didnt know if I could use my C-Leg to snowboard. I know my prosthetist would need to put in 'mode' for this. Has anyone tried this? and if so, what…Continue

Tags: c-leg, snowboard

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