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2018 Freedom Award

November 8th 2018

Teter Orthotics and Prosthetics was the 2018 Freedom Award winner. This award recognizes orthotics and prosthetics providers that deliver "exceptional standards of care" for military personnel. The award is sponsored by the Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America. "These dedicated professionals blend patient care with precision design to ensure our military heroes can have…

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Veteran Reflects on 100 Years of Amputees Helping Amputees

November 6th 2018

On Nov. 11, Second World War veteran Charlie Jefferson will not only be thinking of all those who have served and continue to serve on behalf of Canada, he will also be reflecting on the 100th anniversary of The War Amps, an organization which has supported him and generations of…

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Common Diabetes Meds May Raise Odds for Amputation

October 24th 2018

People with type 2 diabetes who are taking common drugs called diuretics may be at a significantly increased risk of losing a foot or leg, according to a new French study.

Researchers found that taking a diuretic raised the odds of having an amputation or requiring an angioplasty or bypass,…

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STEM Students Creating Orthotics For Cerebral Palsy Patients

October 9th 2018

Project Lead The Way is a curriculum designed to provide students with opportunities, through projects and hands-on learning, to develop skills that are necessary to be successful in many STEM careers. This year, St. Ambrose Parish School seventh-grade students have a new learning opportunity as part of their STEM curriculum. They…

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Vigorous Exercise Can Reduce Risk of Chronic Diseases, Disability in Older Adults

September 25th 2018

High levels of exercise can be beneficial for older adults in cutting down the risk of developing chronic diseases, according to new research. While it’s well established that exercise yields plenty of health benefits, the study findings provide evidence that older adults who engage in vigorous physical activity can stave…

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Researchers Pair Virtual Reality, Tactile Prosthetics to Fight Amputees' Phantom Limb Sensations

September 11th 2018

Amputees experiencing painful phantom limb sensations may be able to find some relief in a novel therapeutic approach incorporating visual and tactile sensory technologies.

In a recent paper published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry, a team of European researchers described a virtual reality experience powered by a headset…

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Quadruple Amputee Achieves Firsts at Buffalo Amputee Golf Classic

August 30th 2018

Jim Hunt, a quadruple amputee, never had played golf with other amputees before. That was until he got to Brierwood Country Club Monday, when he got the chance to play with 12 other amputees at the Buffalo Amputee Golf Classic. And what made the event more special for Hunt: It…

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13 Prosthetic Arms and Legs and More That Appear to have Come from the Future

August 14th 2018

Robotic prosthetic limbs and organs are rapidly developing fast. From DIY projects to multi-million dollar research these prosthetics appear to be from the future. 

Prosthetics have a long and fascinating history but current developments in robotic prosthesis are rapidly gaining pace. From mind-controlled synthetic limbs to ones made from lego, current…

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Borgess Golf for Health

July 25th 2018

A few staff members from Teter Kalamazoo participated in the 2018 Borgess Golf for Health!

Teter Orthotics was a proud sponsor and supporter of the Borgess Golf for Health! This was the 27th year for this event at the beautiful Gull Lake Country Club. The proceeds from this event go to the improvements…

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After Losing His Leg, LAPD Officer Returns to Work With Prosthetic

July 18th 2018

The Los Angeles Police Department welcomed back rookie officer Nick Wiltz at the Wilshire division. He took part in roll call, a routine way for any officer to start their shift. But for Wiltz, hearing his name called was anything but routine. "Feels good to have the culminating climax of…

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