In today's insurance driven world, prosthetic limbs are difficult to obtain at best. Patients typically need an evaluation from a physician, a physical therapist, and a prosthetist as well as literature explaining why they need the prosthesis that they need and how they plan to use it. If all of the paperwork is deemed significant, the patient may have a portion of the basic prosthetic limb cost covered. Rarely, if ever, will insurance cover the cost of an additional high activity prosthesis, but this does not mean that they are unattainable! Multiple non profits are available to assist with funding for high level prosthetic limbs. Today I would like to highlight Challenged Athletes Foundation
. They offer grants each year to assist with adaptive sports at an individual level. The grant process just opened and I highly recommend that you take a look at the available options if you are ready to take your fitness (or your patient's fitness) to the next level!