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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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. …
Amputees Maintain Detailed Brain ‘Map’ of Amputated Limb
February 13th 2019
After having a limb amputated, amputees may experience phantom sensations—either a tingle or an itch coming from a limb that is no longer there—that are connected to the brain and the spinal cord. Now, researchers have revealed more insights into the phenomena: Activity in the brains of amputees showed detailed…
Children React Warmly To Classmates New Prosthesis
January 23rd 2019
Having a physical abnormality as a child can be very difficult. Like adults, most children just want to fit in with everyone else. But kids can be cruel, and when someone stands out there’s bound to be some teasing and bullying.
That’s why this video from Birmingham, England is so beautiful.…
Patient With Ossur Cheetah Explorer Foot
January 15th 2019
Check out this video! This is the first time he has been able to run in 15 years!