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Prosthetic Limbs on Land & Sea

April 16th 2015

There is a kinship in shared experience, as people with congenital limb loss and amputees know well. But a story out of Florida about a dolphin with a prosthetic tail meeting a little British boy, a double amputee, really touched those of us who work in prosthetics.

Winter, the dolphin…

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Michigan Cerebal Palsy Orthoses

March 27th 2015

Patients with a congenital abnormality Cerebral Palsy often benefit from the assistance of complex orthosis. These orthotics go beyond the more common shoe inserts that allow your feet and legs to function at optimal performance. They support compromised joints and weak muscles and can be composed of plastic, metal, carbon fiber and/or leather apparatuses…

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Pediatric walkaide

November 20th 2014

Children Prefer WalkAide over AFO
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently published the first study evaluating the WalkAide System on children diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. The study titled “Acceptability and effectiveness of a foot drop stimulator in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy” is now available online and will…

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Stroke – Stroke in Michigan

November 20th 2014

There are two different kinds of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic. An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot closes off an artery and inhibits blood flow to a specific area inside the brain. A hemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel in or near the brain bursts cutting off the…

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Stroke – Foot Drop Devices

November 20th 2014

Orthotic treatments have become increasingly popular for people rehabilitating from stroke.  A stroke is caused by a blockage or rupture of an artery that deprives a part of the brain from oxygen. The hemiparesis or hemiplegia often resulting from a stroke leave one side of the body weak or even completely paralyzed.  Orthoses can be used…

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Michigan Stroke Treatments – Bioness

November 20th 2014

Bioness offers a foot drop system (NESS L300) and a hand rehab (NESS H200) system that can be used to assist people recovering from stroke.  This non-evasive cutting edge technology uses mild electric impulses to activate the nerves and muscles allowing Michigan stroke suffers to regain the ability to walk and grasp objects…

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