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Athletes with Prosthetics

An athletic lifestyle as an amputee is no different

Were you once an avid athlete prior to an amputation? Losing a limb is difficult for every amputee but can be especially frustrating for those who previously played sports. Being unable to compete in sporting activities can seem discouraging. However, just because you have a prosthesis does not mean that you have to stop participating. With the proper sport prosthesis designed for the specific activity you want to do you can get right back in the game. There are a variety of sport specific prosthetics that can help every amputee continue participating in athletic activities. There are many famous athletes with prosthetics. Read on to find out which prosthesis is right for you.

How do I choose the best prosthesis for my sport?

Every amputee is different. Whether it’s a leg, arm or hand, the first step to finding the best prosthesis for your sporting needs is to meet with an experienced prosthetist. This expert will help design a custom prosthesis for you as well as help you with the best choice for the sport you want to be involved in. There are limbs available for a large variety of activities such as swimming, basketball, cycling, running, fishing, skiing and many more.  Just about every activity, whether it be indoors, outdoors, high impact or low can be accomplished with the proper prosthesis.  With all of these options you will be able to continue your favorite sport.

What are bionic sports prosthetics?

If you are highly competitive and serious about your athletic activity, you may want to consider a bionic prosthetic. With highly advanced materials and responsiveness bionic prosthetics are a few notches above a non-bionic alternative. Bionic sports prosthetics are custom made to comply with sport specific regulations.  They are for the highly competitive athlete.   Bionic prosthetics function similar to the way your own bones and muscles respond to the activity you are performing.   Their focus is to imitate the limbs natural behavior allowing for maximum performance during athletic activities. Bionic prosthetics are not meant for everyone and it is best to discuss your options with an experienced prosthetist. Advancing technology provides athletes with prosthetics many options.

If you have been feeling left out of the game since your amputation you don’t have to sit on the sidelines another minute. Talk to your prosthetist at OP Centers. We can create a custom prosthesis that you can use to continue your favorite athletic activity.