For non-disabled individuals, obesity can be caused by weight cycling, stress, social discrimination, eating-disordered behavior, poverty, and a list of other factors. The extra weight can add a great deal of stress on the body and the mind. Obese individuals struggle with social stigma, inappropriate humor, and perceived and actual discrimination, which can culminate in healthcare avoidance. This is alarming for many reasons, but especially because the obese population is more prone to complications like diabetes and vascular disease that can then lead to amputations.
Thuasne USA’s Area Director of Clinical Education Jak Kesselring, CO, MSPO, joins SPS Clinical Education Manager Sam Brouillette, CP, CFo, to discuss the unique features of Knit-Rite’s Soft-Sock Prosthetic Sock Multi-Pack.
Microprocessor knees (MPKs) provide a perfect balance of situational stability and agility for patients. Imagine an old parking lot that slopes and is cluttered with potholes and speed bumps. The simple task of walking to a car across this ramshackle lot can be physically and mentally demanding for users of mechanical knees. Concentration is required for calculating the safest route to take and precise movement is needed to carefully maneuver over obstacles.