Are you interested in learning more about prosthetic rehabilitation, the development of prosthetics, and the appropriate use of resources in developing countries? Check out this opportunity!  Learn from world class clinicians as they treat cit...

Thanks for reading this final piece on improving the prosthetist/therapist relationship! 

Ultimately, the best method to improving the professional relationship is to respect each others' professional work.  Assure that the patient's needs are met.  Do not end a session...

We continue our series on improving the professional relationship between the prosthetist and the physical therapist by discussing the last two steps in the therapist's evaluation of a prosthesis:

3.  Evaluate the static alignment.

4.  Evaluate the dynamic alignment.

Eval...

The relationship between a therapist and a prosthetist is delicate, but has the potential to greatly impact patient care.  Physical therapists first need to understand their realm of prosthetic rehabilitation in relation to the prosthesis in order to be a beneficial pa...

February 21, 2018

The arena of limb loss rehabilitation according to the world of insurance awards prosthetists by providing a completed product, and therapists by minutes spend with the patient.  This creates a problem!  Prosthetists are rushed to deliver a limb, while therapists borro...

February 14, 2018

To celebrate Valentines Day and prepare for the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans next week, we are publishing a three part series on improving the prosthetist/therapist interaction!  Yeah team work!  Enjoy!

Physical therapists and prosthetists are both...

It is important to understand the options for prosthetic running shoes when considering running with a prosthesis. In walking or running, symmetrical patterns promote proper movements and prevent breakdown injuries.  This means that it is important to make the prosthes...

Soon after an amputation, the medical team may prescribe the patient with limb loss to wear something termed a "shrinker." A shrinker is similar to a thin sock and very much like the best pair of Spanx ever worn!  Typically, the patient with limb loss will begin to wea...

When teaching, learning, or understanding how to ambulate with a prosthesis, one must comprehend the “Rule of 5.”  The pelvis moves 5 degrees in the frontal, sagittal, and longitudinal planes.  In other words, it moves just a little side to side, up and down, as well a...

"Stump, stubbie, shortie, 'lil one, moose, Oscar."  Often, a great deal of time has been utilized to name residual limbs, but not enough time is taken to care for them properly.  The skin on the souls of the feet are created to withstand increased loads and weight bear...

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