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 –
Running With A Prosthesis By Zach Harvey, CPO
Cycling after amputation As a prosthetist, one of my favorite things to do is setting up people on their bikes. –
Cycling After Amputation By Zach Harvey, CPO
People struggle with getting thorough sleep for many different reasons. It may be insomnia, sleeping in an uncomfortable temperature, or –
5 Tips For A Better Night’s Rest With A Prosthetic Limb
Throughout the summer, we know how important it is to use sunscreen when going outdoors to protect our skin from –
Summer Skin Care For Amputees
For many people, the summer months are a time to take a variety of vacations, retreats and getaways. While it –