N.H. Amputee Overcomes Quarantine To Run In Paralympics
September 27th 2021
NOELLE LAMBERT’S first Paralympic games tested her mentally as much as it did physically. Lambert, who grew up in Londonderry and now lives in Manchester, finished sixth on Saturday in the women’s T3 (above-the-knee amputee) 100-meter run in a U.S.-record time — but not before some trying experiences.
First, there was…
AFOs Have Positive Impact on Older Adults With Balance Issues
August 30th 2021
A new study published in Canadian Prosthetics & Orthotics Journal demon- strates the usefulness of ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) on older adults with balance impairment. Researchers from the Department of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, conducted a scoping review of the literature related to adults over age 65 with dropfoot…
Double-Amputee Swimmer Makes US Paralympic Team
August 11th 2021
Morgan Stickney was relearning how to walk and swim when the COVID-19 pandemic began to emerge in early 2020. She underwent 2 amputations in 2 years. But Morgan Stickney is focused on what she will do next in the pool. The 24-year-old from Bedford, New Hampshire, was recovering from her second…
Man's Leg Amputated While Trapped By Tree
July 28th 2021
On Jan. 25, 2021, severe weather rolled through Mississippi and Alabama, destroying homes and causing severe damage in several communities. In Fultondale, the Hernandez family waited in their home for the storms to pass. But when an EF3 tornado touched down close by, Arnoldo Vasquez Hernandez realized his family could…
Leader Hopes to Inspire Others After Surviving Cancer
July 16th 2021
Robin Yoder just can’t pull herself away from her art studio. The stained glass artist always finds one more shard to add. "Everything broken can be pieced back together into something beautiful,” the Chesterfield woman said. Yoder is no stranger to handling the shattered.
“I like doing the glass because you…
Fourth of July Hours
June 28th 2021
IN ORDER TO ALLOW OUR STAFF TO ENJOY THE HOLIDAY AND THEIR FAMILIES, OUR OFFICE WILL BE OPEN UNDER MODIFIED HOURS:
FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2021: 8:30A.M. - 1:00P.M.
MONDAY, JULY 5, 2021: CLOSED
WE WILL RESUME NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS ON TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021 AND LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU. …
Inspirational Amputee Takes On Cycling Challenge For Local Children’s Hospice
June 25th 2021
UNE Grinstead, from Chichester, who had her leg amputated as a result of a car accident, has set herself the challenge of cycling the Caledonian Way to raise funds for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.
“My story began with a car accident when I was 17, and it…
US Soccer Player Makes Amputee World Cup Team
June 10th 2021
It’s the most popular sport in the world — the game of soccer. It also happens to be Musa Nzirnwo’s favorite sport. And with footwork like his, it’s easy to see why Musa is one of the best amateur soccer players in Central New York.
But Musa’s story is far from…
Amputee Becomes Award-Winning Athlete With VA's Help
May 11th 2021
Marine Veteran Richard Alcaraz (pictured above) has a new outlook on life. After receiving care through VA’s Community Care Network (CCN), he has become a competitive athlete.
Alcaraz suffered from severe dermatological issues causing his prosthetic leg to be nearly unusable. He began to lose hope he would live a…
Physician: Orthotics Can Help Patients With OA
April 20th 2021
Knee osteoarthritis accounts for about 80% of the burden of OA worldwide, and published studies show it contributes more than $27 billion in health care costs annually.
The increasing costs of health care coupled with increasing knee OA prevalence may lead to a tremendous societal economic burden in the future,…