We have arrived! Most of the team met in Kiev, the capital of Ukriane, before flying to meet the rest of the team in Dnipropetrovsk. We enjoyed a late dinner last night and have appreciated the chance to relax today to recover from the flight, team build, and prepare for the busy day ahead. The team is amazing and I am so excited to learn from them this week. We have four prosthetists. One from California, one from New York, one from Canada, and one from Australia. One ot
One of the worst enemies of the individual with limb loss is sweat! Sweat interferes with the interface between the prosthesis and the limb, hindering the function of the prosthesis and the individual using it. Since we are in the heat of summer here in Texas, now is a great time to discuss tips and tricks to combat the sweat monster! Use antiperspirant on the residual limb in the evenings, before going to bed. Secret Platinum for women seems to work best for all genders.
To properly address and treat patients with limb loss, physical therapists need to use unique evaluation skills and develop a specific plan of care. Before starting progressive treatment sessions we must first adequately evaluate the patient. Below are some tips to navigate this process. Discuss Pain Start treating patients in the evaluation process! Educating patients about their pain is one of the best methods of pain management for limb loss.1 Patients with limb loss exper