Puppy Without One Paw Helps Boy With Foot Amputation
June 23rd 2021
A Minnesota golden retriever puppy has been special since birth. Marvel was the only puppy from her Litchfield litter born without a front right paw, says Barb Felt, the breeder of Rolling Oaks Goldens. “When she was born, we knew right away she had a special purpose,” Barb said.
Dancers Incorporate Prosthetics Into Their Moves
June 8th 2021
The word "prosthesis" refers to an artificial, supplemental device that attempts to return a disabled body to a state of "normalcy." A prosthetic hand resembles and functions as a "normal" hand; a prosthetic foot resembles and functions as a "normal" foot. Such technologies are laden with political expectations, namely, the…
Exercise, Healthy Diet in Midlife May Prevent Serious Health Conditions in Senior Years
May 25th 2021
A diet of vegetables and other healthy foods combined with a routine of regular physical activity may be key to middle-aged adults achieving optimal cardiometabolic health later in life, according to new research from the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Cardiometabolic health risk factors include metabolic syndrome, a cluster of…
Army Researchers Invent Device To Improve Orthoses
May 11th 2021
Army scientists have developed rate-activated tethers (RAT) to incorporate into orthotics, braces, and compression garments that provide variable support depending on the wearer’s speed and movement intensity. The tethers stretch and recover quickly during moderate extension rates and resist during extreme extension rates, providing a unique balance of comfort, performance,…
Paralyzed Football Player Learns To Walk With Exoskeleton
April 20th 2021
A 27-year-old football player is one of the first in the country to use a new exoskeleton to help him overcome paralysis.
Shaun Greentree, from NSW, was injured on the sporting field last October and is now a quadriplegic.
"I was playing AFL football on the central coast and had…
Limb Loss Doesn't Stop Teen From Playing Sports
April 6th 2021
Greg Robinson had just started his second tenure in 2016 as basketball coach at South Central High, a 214-enrollment school serving the communities of Elizabeth and Laconia and the surrounding countryside in the rolling hills of Harrison County in Southern Indiana.
Robinson was running a youth camp for elementary students…
Michelle's Experience At Our Kalamazoo Office
March 25th 2021
Michelle was recently seen in our Kalamazoo office for evaluation, fit, and delivery of an RGO (Reciprocating Gait Orthosis) after sustaining a T7 spinal cord injury about one year ago. This device allowed her to independently stand and take steps for the first time since her injury.
After the injury,…
Female Amputee Air Force Pilot Back In The Air
March 23rd 2021
A United States Air Force Academy graduate who is the first woman amputee to return to flying duty is now helping future pilots.
"I am an amputee pilot." Major Christy Wise is a United States Air Force Academy grad and the first woman amputee to return to flying duty. "About five years…
Transradial Amputation Improves Phantom Limb Pain
March 9th 2021
Aside from the hand, the most common level of amputation in the upper extremity is the transradial amputation; and these injuries typically result from major trauma.
Patients with transradial amputations have higher prosthetic utilization rates than patients who undergo upper extremity amputation at other levels. Unfortunately, patients with transradial amputations…
New York Boy Wants To Run Marathon On New Prosthetic Leg
February 23rd 2021
The Burns are a fun-loving family from Lewiston. Their fun was put on hold on the first day of June in 2018. “It’s a horrible vivid memory in our,” said Jackie Burns.
Jackie is Gavin’s mother. He was 10 in 2018. His leg was injured by a lawnmower. He was flown by…