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3 Fitness Areas (and Exercises) to Get Amputees Back in Shape for Summer

3 Fitness Areas (and Exercises) to Get Amputees Back in Shape for Summer

Cold winter weather can chase even the most active amputee indoors. If you manage to stay active, an injury or illness can sideline you for weeks or months at a time. Yet consistent activity is invaluable for individuals with limb loss to maintain their strength and mobility. We spoke with...

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Why Do Amputees Sweat More? (And How to Reduce and Control It)

Why Do Amputees Sweat More? (And How to Reduce and Control It)

The amputation of a limb brings monumental changes, but there’s one that catches some amputees by surprise—excess perspiration (aka, too much sweat). Amputees often report that they perspire more than usual, especially in the first few months after amputation. For a person with limb loss, perspiration management is an essential...

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How to Stop (and Treat) Chafing When You Run

How to Stop (and Treat) Chafing When You Run

Running and chafing go together, unfortunately. The heat, sweat, and friction of physical exertion combined with the repetitive motion of running put delicate skin to the test. Chafing can get bad enough to slow your pace or even sideline you from a race. Treatment and prevention, especially for long-distance runners,...

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Do You Dare To Bare?

Do You Dare To Bare?

First published in CosiTalks by Cosi Belloso There are many questions I receive from patients in their first visits for physical therapy.  Questions such as “Will I ever walk again?” or “How long is it going to take me to learn to use a prosthesis?” One interesting question that I hear...

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How to Care for Delicate Residual Skin as You Age

How to Care for Delicate Residual Skin as You Age

Amputation puts forces on your residual’s skin that it was never meant to withstand. A dedicated skincare routine is an integral part of preventing the potential irritation and infection that comes from the pressure, forces, and humidity of a prosthesis socket. 

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