Being able to manage volume variations in the residual limb adequately is essential for comfortably and safely wearing a prosthesis.
It can be tricky to find the perfect pair of shoes that will work with your patient's ankle foot orthosis, or AFOs. That's why Apex Shoes has put together this guide for selecting footwear for your patients. Whether you're looking for a shoe that is designed to accommodate a custom AFO for a specific condition, or you just need something that is a little better fitting for their current AFO, this guide can help.
The latest release in the Fillauer foot line is a new branch of the AllPro foot. The AllPro has proven to be one of the most durable, comfortable, high-energy-return feet on the market for several years. Fillauer has created several versions of this product including four heights, a pediatric version, a posteriorly mounted version, and now, the AllPro DS.
If there’s a prosthetic foot salesman on this earth who is truly willing to tell it to you like it is, and has earned that right, it’s Jared Booth.
If there’s anyone who can speak with authority on sweat, it’s Dan Nunnelly. Consider this: Dan is a competitive powerlifter and strongman competitor. He lives in the scorching heat of Dallas. His gym doesn’t have air-conditioning, and temperatures can reach 100 degrees during his training sessions and competitions. Yes, Dan knows a thing or two about sweat.
Around 2 million people in the United States are considered amputees. Each year 185,000 people undergo amputation surgery, according to the Amputee Coalition. No two situations are the same. A limb may be amputated because of an accident, injury, illness, or disease. Other limb differences are due to the way a person’s body formed in the womb, which is sometimes described as “congenital amputation.”
Elevated vacuum systems provide outstanding reliability and security, and SPS offers two types of systems from WillowWood: LimbLogic®, an electronic system, and the new LimbLogic M, a mechanical system.
Here’s how to help decide which system is right for your patients.
About the author:
Let me take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Tanya Khvitsko, and I am a congenital double amputee from Belarus. My birth defects were caused by the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, which took place in 1986. After spending parts of my childhood in the US, I made Kansas City my home in 2008. Six years ago, I began running on a pair of my very first running blades! Since then, my journey has included multiple 5Ks, 10Ks, 7 half-marathons and 1 marathon. Running has given me confidence, which made me an athlete and allowed me to be a mentor for other amputees, as well as non-amputees.