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Teen quadruple amputee sets UK para swimming records

Teen quadruple amputee sets UK para swimming records

February 27th 2020

Lining up for her race at the London Aquatics Centre in September, Ellie Challis was both in familiar and unknown territory.

The 15-year-old para swimmer was in a pool she had competed in many times, just a couple of hours from home in Little Clacton, Essex, and there was a busload of…

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Paralyzed Mount Pleasant man will attempt to break record at Charleston Marathon

Paralyzed Mount Pleasant man will attempt to break record at Charleston Marathon

February 11th 2020

It’s 26.4 miles from my house in Mount Pleasant to John McKissick field in Summerville – or about two-tenths of a mile longer than a marathon.

I know the distance because I’ve made that trip on many a Friday night during the high school football season.

Just thinking about the…

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Prosthesis Aids Woman Who Lost Her Hand to MRSA Infection

Prosthesis Aids Woman Who Lost Her Hand to MRSA Infection

January 23rd 2020

Bobby and Dawn Heth tied the knot on Sept. 13, 2007. The couple hung up their marriage license in their Molalla home, but in 2012 that license came crashing down.

Dawn was sitting at her desk nearby and put her hand out to grab it, the glass broke and cut…

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Researchers Say Neurons Could Control Prostheses, Speech

Researchers Say Neurons Could Control Prostheses, Speech

January 9th 2020

Neurons in the brain's motor cortex previously thought of as active mainly during hand and arm movements also light up during speech in a way that is similar to patterns of brain activity linked to these movements, suggest new findings published today in eLife.

By demonstrating that it is possible to…

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Holiday Hours 2019

Holiday Hours 2019

December 17th 2019

To allow our team members to enjoy the holidays with their families, ABILITY will be operating on the following schedule:

Christmas:
Early closure on Tuesday, December 24, 8:30 am- 1:00 pm
Closed Wednesday, December 25, 2019-December 27, 2019.

New Years:
Early closure on Tuesday, December 31, 8:30 am - 3:30…

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Electronic Glove Enhances Sensation of Prosthetic Hand

Electronic Glove Enhances Sensation of Prosthetic Hand

December 11th 2019

Many researchers are working to improve the quality of prosthetics for people who’ve lost limbs. Researchers at Purdue University have put a slightly different twist on this work with the development of an electronic glove, or e-glove, that can be worn over a prosthetic to improve the experience.

Those who wear prosthetic…

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Thanksgiving Hours

Thanksgiving Hours

November 26th 2019

ABILITY Prosthetics & Orthotics

Would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving Holiday! 

Our office hours: 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Closed Thursday, November 28th  

Closed Friday, November 29th 

Enjoy the Holiday and we look forward to serving you Monday, December 2, 2019! 

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Calif. Charity Makes Free Knitted Breast Prostheses

Calif. Charity Makes Free Knitted Breast Prostheses

November 11th 2019

The nonprofit Santa Clarita Valley Knitted Knockers provides free breast prosthetics made for women who have undergone mastectomies, lumpectomies, radiation or reconstruction.

“Although Santa Clarita has many services available to breast cancer survivors, there was no one locally making and providing Knitted Knockers,” said Founder Dina Kush. “Santa Clarita Valley…

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

November 1st 2019

Happy Halloween from Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics. We hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween night! 

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6 Healthy Food Swaps to Start Making Today

6 Healthy Food Swaps to Start Making Today

October 29th 2019

Our regular actions add up over time and can either move us toward or away from our goals. Being an educated consumer is essential to making the best possible health and nutrition choices. Below are 6 healthy food swaps you’ll want to start incorporating in your diet.

healthy food swaps…

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