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From Homeless to Paralympic Games Hopeful, Triathlete Beats All Odds

July 9th 2019

In just a few weeks, the city will be filled with triathletes competing in the 19th annual New York City Triathlon.

If the thought of tackling an event like that is overwhelming, the man you'll meet tonight, a double amputee, and a U.S. para-swimmer will inspire you to get out…

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Holiday Hours

July 3rd 2019

Happy 4th of July from Ability Prosthetics! We will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th so our team can enjoy the holiday weekend with their families and friends. We wish you all a safe weekend, and we look forward to seeing you Monday, July 8th, 2019.  Shauna,…

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90-year-old Double Amputee Gladstone Woman Celebrates Birthday at 14,000 Feet

June 27th 2019

A Gladstone woman is showing us how to live our best life. Edna Christiansen is a double amputee, just turned 90 years old and really knows how to celebrate. Christiansen lives at Somerset Retirement Home in Gladstone. She is the type of person that just puts a smile on your…

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Try Yoga!

June 13th 2019

Have you been thinking about trying yoga as an amputee? Yoga is now practiced by nearly 36 million people in the United States. With over 2 million amputees in the U.S. alone, there is much opportunity to add yoga to your health and wellness routine.

You don’t have to be…

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Don't Hold Back': Living Life To The Full As An Amputee

May 13th 2019

Three different women lead three very different lives as amputees. They tell Georgia Forrester their stories.

It was a moment - just a moment - of inattention, but it almost cost Naomi Jefferies her life.

In September 2017, Naomi remembers being an active and healthy 28-year-old. She loved wakeboarding, snowboarding,…

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How AI And Machine Learning Are Changing Prosthetics

April 30th 2019

Imagine a prosthetic arm with the sensory capabilities of a human arm, or a robotic ankle that mimics the healthy ankle's response to changing activity.

Hollywood has long popularized imaginative versions of such ideas. While human engineering may not yet be able to produce superhero-enabling devices, prosthetics are getting "smarter" and…

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7 Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life

April 16th 2019

It’s a truism that most of us want to live long, happy, successful, and healthy lives. Unfortunately, in our pursuit of success we often take shortcuts with our health—and wind up suffering from various ailments and disabilities that we could have avoided.

It doesn’t have to be that way at…

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Health Care Professionals Say AI Will Have Big Impact

March 26th 2019

Last week the world of healthcare information technology gathered in Orlando, Florida, for the HIMSS 2019 annual conference. There were 42,595 people, 1,300 exhibitors, and more than 300 educational sessions.

For a few days, the Orange County Convention Center became the epicenter of healthcare technology brain power, with many on a quest…

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At Ability Prosthetics We Strive To Make Our Patients Happy.

March 14th 2019

 Here’s what they have to say.

“Out of the folks we’ve seen the last couple days, Gina by far has been the most pleasant and informative.  Thanks for taking such great care of my daughter’s needs!”

“I had an appointment, but I was in the area and just walked in.…

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Teen born Without Forearm Turns Legos Into A Working Prosthetic Arm

February 28th 2019

David Aguilar took his childhood love of Legos and turned it into a working, robotic arm. Aguilar was born without a right forearm because of a rare genetic condition. While other kids are simply snapping bricks together any old way or working off models, he engineered his first basic arm at age 9. …

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