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Stroke Rehab

December 20th 2017

Strokes are among the leading cause of long-term disability for Americans, with almost 800,000 people of all ages suffering them annually. Recovery from a stroke takes time and support. The support needed varies depending upon the damage sustained by the ischemic stroke (caused by a clot) or hemorrhagic stroke (caused…

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Prosthetic Reunited with US Veteran

November 10th 2017

Kudos to the first responders in Tennessee who recently helped a US veteran who lost a prosthetic leg in a mishap on the water.

Lance Cpl. Ben Maenza, who became a double-amputee in 2010 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, was pulling into a boat ramp…

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Careful with Those Vacation Flip Flops

November 10th 2017

It’s your vacation; let your worries go, not your feet.

Everyone has a story of a vacation soured by sore aching, blistered feet due to inadequate support. News stories have begun to report on the hazards of flip-flops, calling them the most dangerous shoes you can wear. It’s true; wearing…

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Helping Child Amputees Find a New Normal with Prosthetics

July 5th 2017

Children who lose a limb as a result of cancer or an accident seem to recover physically quite quickly, but they need individual support as they come to terms with being an amputee and a life with prosthetic limbs.

There are many practical ways family members and loved ones can…

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Custom Orthotic Relieves Foot Pain

July 5th 2017

When it comes to foot pain, custom orthotics are a fast and noninvasive solution for correcting alignment and malformations that are contributing to chronic pain.

Too many Americans endure chronic foot pain when the solution can be as simple as getting fitted for custom orthotic inserts. The American Podiatric Medical…

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Limbs 4 Life

July 5th 2017

Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics in Traverse City, Petoskey, and other Michigan locations support an innovative charity called Limbs4Life. Limbs4Life is an offshoot of Midwest Medical Mission, which has sent volunteer medical professionals to the Dominican Republic to provide healthcare to the poor.

The focus of Limbs4Life is to provide artificial…

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New Amputee – Exercise, Stretching, Orthosis

July 5th 2017

Exercise and stretching may help make your orthosis most effective, particularly for anyone suffering from a posterior tibial tendon issue or other discomforts.

While orthosis technology offers people who require external support achieve an optimal position or improved motion, it can be very helpful to check with your orthotics or…

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Orthotic Foot Drop Device Makes Running a Reality

July 5th 2017

There is an amazing orthotic device that helps children with foot drop.

Children with foot drop may have the condition because of disease, a physical condition, or an injury. Regardless of the cause of foot drop, orthotics may help children move more easily and with greater control.

Many children who…

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Post Stroke Orthotic Treatments

July 5th 2017

There are orthotic treatments available to help stroke survivors with mobility through treatment and rehabilitation and beyond.

Our blood vessels carry oxygen and nutrients to the brain. A stroke occurs when there is a blockage caused by a clot (an ischemic stroke) or a rupture (a hemorrhagic stroke) that obstructs…

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Prosthesis Powered by Thought

July 5th 2017

What if you could send messages to a prosthesis the same way you communicate with the rest of your body?

Thanks to Bluetooth technology an amputee in the Netherlands can. In April of this year, Jan Baggerman received an innovative new prosthesis that he is learning to control with his…

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