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Concerns About Prosthetics

August 4th 2016

Never underestimate the importance of well-fitting prostheses to your health and comfort.

Here are some of the most common problems and concerns for daily living with a prosthesis:

• Chafing
• Discomfort bearing weight
• Ongoing pain
• Perspiration of the residual limb
• Phantom pain
• Skin abrasions, including…

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Ease Your Back Pain with Custom Orthotics

April 21st 2016

Don’t let back pain rule your life. There are various treatments for managing back pain and one many people overlook is custom orthotics.

 

Why would you do something for your feet if your back is what is giving you pain?  The answer lies in what our Traverse City orthotics…

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Custom Orthotics for Nurses

April 21st 2016

It’s not too long till National Nurses Week (which runs each year from May 6th until Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12th). What can you do for nursing professionals you know and love? Get them custom orthotics.

Forget flowers or chocolates! Although these might be appreciated, anyone who works 12-hour…

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New Amputee – Prosthetic FAQ

April 21st 2016

For new amputees, figuring out life with prosthetics can seem overwhelming.

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) our prosthetic specialists in Traverse City, Cadillac, Petoskey and elsewhere in Michigan hear from many people adjusting to life after limb-loss:

Do I have to use prosthetics?

The choice is up to…

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Young Utah Amputee Determined to Keep Dancing

March 4th 2016

Life can change in an instant and it did for Alissa Siezemore when she was just seven and sustained a tragic injury – and it has again since her community rallied to purchase a special prosthesis that has the young dancer back in competitions.

In 2014 when the young Vernal,…

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Orthotics – Custom vs. Drugstore

March 4th 2016

Many times Americans want quick and easy service, which is fine if it’s fast food or an oil change. However, if you need orthotics, it’s worth having them properly molded and custom-made to fit your feet.

What’s the difference between custom orthotics and the over-the-counter brands you can find in…

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Where Prosthetics are Headed

March 4th 2016

The leaps and bounds in prosthetic technology continue to amaze and give hope to anyone who requires a prosthesis.

The latest prosthetic arm advancements we’ve read about are very inspiring – and sound like something out of science fiction.

Nine-year-old Josh Cathcart of Dalgety Bay in Fife, who was born…

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Petoskey Prosthetics Benefit from Technology

February 4th 2016

Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics has seen impressive developments to prosthetic limbs during its 45 years in business, particularly in recent years with innovations in robotics and high tech industries. As prosthetics continue to become more technologically advanced they may also become more affordable.

Just a decade ago electronic artificial limbs…

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Children Adjusting to Amputation

January 2nd 2016

Children are remarkably resilient and most adjust quickly to prosthetics after amputation, however they do require special support through the rehabilitation process and as they grow.

 

Similarly, children born without one or more limbs will also require special practical and emotional support from birth through to adulthood. Prosthetics are…

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New Prosthesis Technology Offers Hope to Veteran

January 2nd 2016

What at one time seemed impossible is now a reality thanks to the incredible advancements in prosthesis technology: A veteran badly wounded in Afghanistan and left unable to walk has been able to take steps thanks to an exoskeleton custom-made by Israel-based company ReWalk and the support of brain researchers…

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