Patient Educational Literature

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Below are some articles and fact sheets that we have gathered for you.  We hope you will find the information useful and recommend your visiting the resource websites to learn more.

PROSTHETICS

ORTHOTICS

DIABETES

GENERAL HEALTH

 

 

PROSTHETICS

CARE & USE

Managing Your Prosthesis –  Sunshine P&O guide answering common questions from amputees – skin care, liners, socks, avoiding pain and injury and more.
Individual Solutions for You: Socket Technologies – from Ottobock, this booklet educates on liners, suspension systems, textiles, skin care and more.
10 Important Reasons to Call Your Prothetist – When you should immediately make a call to your Prothetist for an adjustment
Tips on Getting the Best Results from Your Prosthesis – from Amplitude Magazine

PRODUCTS

iLimb Revolution product sheet  – from Touch Bionics
Michelangelo prosthetic upper limb brochure  – from Ottobock

TIPS & FACTS

Managing Your Prosthesis –  Sunshine P&O guide answering common questions from amputees – skin care, liners, socks, avoiding pain and injury and more.
Roadmap for Limb Loss Prevention and Amputee Care Improvement – from the Amputee Coalition
Pain Management and the Amputee –   from the Amputee Coalition
Definitions for Amputees –  from the Amputee Coalition
Fact Sheet: Points to Know and Consider When Preparing for Amputation –   from the Amputee Coalition
Exercises for the Lower Limb Amputee – published by the International Committee of the Red Cross
Discover Accessible Fitness – a guide to exercising while in a wheelchair by the National Committee on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)
Tips for Spouses and Caregivers of Amputees – from Abled Amputees of America
Lacing Techniques to Accommodate Foot Problems –  adapted from Common Shoe Lacing Patterns: Carol Frey, MD, Director of Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Long Term Success with your Healthcare Team – Reprinted from Limb Loss Resource Guide, published by Amplitude Media Group www.amplitude-media.com
Points to Know and Consider When Preparing for Amputation –  http://www.amputee-coalition.org/ – Amputee Coalition
Definitions for Amputees –   http://www.amputee-coalition.org/ – Amputee Coalition
Four Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Prosthetic – by John Peter Seaman, CP, CTP for Amplitude Magazine –  Powerful, Practical and Positive Living with Limb Loss http://amplitude-media.com/
Yoga: What it Can Do for Amputees – written by Marsha Therese Danzig, MEd, RYT 500 for Amplitude Magazine, May/June 2015 Issue
Five Things Caregivers of Amputees Need to Know – written by Peter W. Rosenberger for Amplitude Magazine Nov/Dec 2015 issue – www.amplitude-media.com
A Practical Guide for Amputees – produced by  Limbs4Life.org.au, Their mission: To provide information and support to amputees, their families and primary care-givers while promoting an inclusive community.
Individual Solutions for You: Socket Technologies – from Ottobock, this booklet educates on liners, suspension systems, textiles, skin care and more.
New Life New Direction – Reinventing Yourself After Limb Loss –  Amplitude Magazine, Sept/Oct 2016 issue
Navigating Your World as a Lower Limb Amputee – “Strategies, techniques and tools to help you participate in a world in ways that mitigate living with limb loss” from Amplitude Magazine, November/December 2016
10 Important Reasons to Call Your Prothetist – When you should immediately make a call to your Prothetist for an adjustment
Kitchen Tips for Upper-Limb Amputeeswritten by Debra Latour, MEd, Advanced Practice, OTR/L for Amplitude Magazine May/June 2017
Beyond Scars -Facing the Physical, Emotional, and Medical Complications of Excessive Scarring written by Amy Di Leo for Amplitude Magazine July/August 2017.

 

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ORTHOTICS – FES DEVICES

CARE & USE

DAFO Brace Donning Instructions
DAFO Care of Child Orthotics Instructions
DAFO Toe Rise Pad Instructions
DAFO Flex Liner Instructions
Kinetic Research Noodle Classic AFO Instructions
Lacing Techniques to Accommodate Foot Problems
Levy-Rappel Custom Orthotics Instructions
When to Call Your Orthotist – what to look for in the wearing of your orthosis and when an adjustment may be necessary

PRODUCTS

KneehabXP FES brochure – from Neurotech

TIPS & FACTS

Functional Electrical Stimulation – MS Trust
Lacing Techniques to Accommodate Foot Problems –  adapted from Common Shoe Lacing Patterns: Carol Frey, MD, Director of Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
When to Call Your Orthotist – what to look for in the wearing of your orthosis and when an adjustment may be necessary

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DIABETES

CARE & USE

Diabetic Wound Care and Foot Health – by the American Podiatric Medical Association
Diabetic Foot Care – from the American Diabetes Association 
Wearing Your Custom Shoes – by Hersco Ortho Labs
American Diabetes Association Foot Care

PRODUCTS

Dr. Comfort Shoe Catalog

TIPS & FACTS

The A1C Test and Diabetes – from the  United States National Institutes for Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
Discover Accessible Fitness – a guide to exercising while in a wheelchair by the National Committee on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)
National Diabetes Report – by the Centers for Disease Control 
National Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Hypoglycemia Tip Sheet –  by Diabetes Educator
Lacing Techniques to Accommodate Foot Problems –  adapted from Common Shoe Lacing Patterns: Carol Frey, MD, Director of Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Beginner’s Yoga – 10 tips to get you started  – from the Arthritis Foundation

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GENERAL HEALTH

Beginner’s Yoga – 10 tips to get you started  – from the Arthritis Foundation
Lacing Techniques to Accommodate Foot Problems –  adapted from Common Shoe Lacing Patterns: Carol Frey, MD, Director of Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Discover Accessible Fitness – a guide to exercising while in a wheelchair by the National Committee on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)
Dr. Comfort Shoe Catalog

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