Posts From February, 2009


Preparing the UE Amputee 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 1:26:13 PM
Vol. 12 •Issue 11 • Page 61 Back to Basics Postprosthetic training helps patients adapt to a new limb. By Shawn Swanson, OTR/L In this second of a two-part series, the author looks at the occupational therapist's role during postprosthetic... read more

After the Shriners 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 1:02:46 PM
Transitioning from the Shriners Hospital: An Amputee's Perspective I was born with a birth defect of the lower limbs and as a toddler I underwent amputation, so that I could wear an above knee prosthesis. I still have that first prosthesis, which... read more

Orthotics and Prosthetics Program at OSU 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 1:02:36 PM
Orthotics and Prosthetics Program at OSU Institute of Technology Earns Accreditation Ronnie Spears from Tahlequah, and Jonathan Sunseri from New Orleans, Louisiana, are vacuum forming a thermo plastic Thoraco Lumbar Sacral Orthosis (spinal brace).... read more

Rock climbers help USF craft better prosthetics 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:59:06 PM
Cara Fortunato, a nationally-ranked Extremity Games amputee rock climber, scales a climbing wall using her fully articulated prosthesis. Fortunato visited Tampa Friday to assist USF in conducting a study of the metabolic demands of rock climbing... read more

7 Habits of Highly Effective People with Diabetes 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:48:20 PM
Start new habits today Life doesn't always go as planned. As Dr. Stephen Covey says, "life has a habit of throwing us curve balls." It's what you decide to do with those curve balls that make the difference. In the booklet, The 7... read more

Neuroprosthetic Research Ongoing 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:45:31 PM
The Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Bioengineering Institute received a two year $860,000 grant from TATRC to develop the Center for Neuroprosthetics. In addition, WPI will receive a $150,000 grant from the John Adams Innovation Institute... read more

The Paralympic Games 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 11:51:11 AM
The Paralympic Games are a multi-sport event for athletes with physical, mental and sensorial disabilities. This includes mobility disabilities, amputees, visual disabilities and those with cerebral palsy. The Paralympic Games are held every four... read more
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