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Hey folks!  The month of April is full of so many awareness proclamations and events.  But one that is special to us is Limb Loss Awareness Month!  As I traverse the internet and mountains of information, I find that Limb Loss gets left left off of these lists-which speaks volumes to me.  As I'm writing this, I also contacted some of these health awareness sites asking them to include Limb Loss on their lists.  AMPEDUP is designed more as mental health support. ...
Posted on 2020-04-16
Sure everyone has heard of a support group.  But not all support groups are run the same way.  There's AA, NA, support groups for specific types of mental illness, strokes, etc. You get the picture.  Well, since our LCSW has been managing at Excel Rehab, she's been learning more about amputee support groups.  What we've learned is this-most amputee support groups are run more like clinics.  There are often PTs, OTs, other staff, family members, Orthotics and Prosthetics ...
Posted on 2020-03-13
To help people who have lost a limb due to accident, military service, or disease, replacing that limb with something as serviceable as possible is the ultimate goal of prosthetic researchers. For the amputee, a functioning bionic limb is perhaps the “Holy Grail” of limb replacement.   This is the third and final installment of Neurobionics in Prosthetics, a series that attempts to connect similar advances in prosthetic technology with the concept of the bionic limb, a far mor...
Posted on 2018-03-26
To help people who have lost a limb due to accident, military service, or disease, replacing that limb with something as serviceable as possible is the ultimate goal of prosthetic researchers. For the amputee, a functioning bionic limb is perhaps the “Holy Grail” of limb replacement. This week, we will revisit the subject of bionic prosthetics in order to introduce more recent technological advancements in neurobionic technology that could make artificial limbs a much more functio...
Posted on 2018-03-12

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