Tucson woman to soon walk again for the first time in 25 years
February 20th 2020
TUCSON, Ariz. — A double amputee who has spent her life in and out of the hospital, and undergone dozens of surgeries, may soon be able to walk again.
Michelle Lundy was born with spina bifida and severe scoliosis. The 40-year-old Tucson-area woman hasn't been able to walk in years.…
Mobile apps may facilitate weight loss among adults with type 2 diabetes
February 4th 2020
Adults with type 2 diabetes may lose weight more effectively by including a weight-loss mobile app as part of their strategy, according to findings from a meta-analysis published in Obesity.
“Face-to-face tailored or supervised lifestyle modification programs with emphases on healthy diet and sufficient physical activity have been shown to be effective in…
Quadruple Amputee Says Call Him "Recalibrated Warrior"
January 21st 2020
Mills served three tours in Afghanistan and became one of only five surviving quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was hit by an improvised explosive device while leading an explosive ordnance disposal team that was clearing an abandoned Afghanistan National Army security post on April 10, 2012.
He prefers the term "recalibrated warrior."…
Study Suggests Exercise May Protect Muscles as People Age
January 7th 2020
Regular exercise throughout adulthood may protect our muscles against age-related loss and damage later, according to an interesting new study of lifelong athletes and their thighs. The study finds that active older men’s muscles resemble, at a cellular level, those of 25-year-olds and weather inflammatory damage much better than the muscles…
Holiday Hours 2019
December 17th 2019
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Tiny Robot Offers Hope For Stroke Victims
December 11th 2019
Mechanical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a soft, worm-like robot that can be steered with magnets to glide through narrow blood vessels of a human brain.
Today endovascular—inside the blood vessel—procedures involve the insertion of a thin guidewire, or catheter, through a patient’s artery,…
E-skin Can Transmit Pressure, Temperature Signals to Prosthetic Hand
November 26th 2019
Researchers have developed an electronic skin (e-skin) that can detect sensations similar to the ones human feel when they are experiencing pain, paving the way for more life-like prosthetic devices and humanoid robots.
A team from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) in South Korea developed the technology, which…
2019 OPGA Freedom Award
November 15th 2019
Teter Orthotics and Prosthetics is proud to be awarded the 2019 OPGA Freedom Award for serving our veterans and active-duty soldiers.
Managing the Seemingly Inevitable Holiday Season Stress
November 12th 2019
Welcome to the holiday season—that whirlwind of gift-giving holidays, marketing blitzes, holiday parties, and activities galore that begins right after Halloween, builds to Thanksgiving and continues gaining momentum through the end of the year.
While this season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, it’s also the harbinger…
7-year-old Amputee Dances With Help of Prosthesis
October 29th 2019
Sarah Czapp continues to shine in the spotlight after the Shriners Hospital for Children has helped her lead a normal, happy childhood full of opportunities. The Shriners provide her the medical care and physical therapy she requires after being born without a left leg and hip, along with several other…