No matter their age, one of the biggest fears of an amputee is that they will never be able to –
Amputee Athletes: Three Stories of Inspiration
Amputees face many challenges in day-to-day life, including experiencing phantom pain. Phantom pain, also referred to as phantom limb pain, –
What Is Phantom Pain And How Can It Be Managed?
Ask any parent and they will tell you that raising a child is one of the most rewarding things they’ve –
Six Ways To Help Your Child Cope With Limb Loss
Direct Skeletal Prosthetic Attachment by Zach Harvey CPO As a prosthetist, I strive for the perfect socket fit and –
Direct Skeletal Prosthetic Attachment
A common question I get as a Prosthetist is whether or not a prosthesis can be worn in the water. –
Prosthetics And Water Sports By Zach Harvey, C.P.O.
Introduction Riding down a mountain on snow is an activity that puts people of all ability levels on an equal –
Winter Sports By Zach Harvey, C.P.O.
BY ZACH HARVEY, CPO Perhaps more fundamentally important than how prostheses are made is the why those of us in –
How Prosthetic Sockets Are Made
Introduction Unfortunately, pain is more common than not, and is a long-term issue following amputation. It’s important to differentiate residual –
Pain After Amputation
It’s summertime now and there are lots of opportunities to get outside and be active. However, a common complaint with –
Managing Sweat In Your Prosthesis
I recently attended an international meeting called ACPOC, which happened to be held within driving distance of Denver this year. –
Pediatric Prosthetics By Zach Harvey, C.P.O.
Introduction The most important part of the prosthesis is the interface between the residual limb and the socket; this could –
Adjustable Sockets By Zach Harvey, CPO
Introduction Running is an advanced skill that requires a well healed residual limb, good bone density, and a comfortable fitting –