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Manage Sweat in Your Prosthesis

How Can I Manage Sweat in my Prosthesis? One of the great benefits of Florida life is that you can be outside and active year round.  However, this could lead to sweat build up in your prosthesis.  Especially if you have an active lifestyle. Not only are you uncomfortable, but you also run the risk […]

New Prosthesis?

9 Tips to Maximize the benefits of your new prosthesis If you are a recent amputee there are some things you can do on a regular basis to improve and enhance the use of your prosthesis. If you are looking to maximize the use of your prosthesis and achieve success in your daily life following […]

What is Phantom Limb Pain and How to Deal With It

Phantom Limb Pain Management There are many obstacles you will conquer following an amputation.   In the weeks and months following an amputation, you may feel certain sensations or pain in the area of your former limb.  This is referred to by doctors and amputees as phantom limb pain.  Phantom limb pain can be a serious […]

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 […]

Tips for Pediatric Orthotics

Tips for parents of pediatric orthotic patients When you have a child in need of an ankle foot orthosis or AFO, it can be stressful trying to choose the best style and fit.  That is where we come in.  Our orthotist will help you and your child feel at ease from ordering to wearing pediatric […]

Run4Kayla Event 4-23-16

Run4Kayla is Southwest Florida’s only 5k event that gives those with special needs the spotlight, with a Duo Team (Special needs individual + pusher) 5k division front and center at the 5k start, and special Wheelchair Dash event.  We also have a very competitive 5k with great goodies and awards, as well as a 1 […]

OPC June Workshop – 8 CEU’s – Ft Myers

Orthotic and Prosthetic Workshop 8 CEU Credit Hours PT’s, OT’s, & Nursing Saturday June 25th, 2016 8am-3pm Early registration Fee $50, after fee will be $60                            Topics:                                                                               Speakers:                             Outcome Measurements with Limb Loss                                         Ossur                             Prosthetic Knee Gait Training                                                             Ossur                                                       Upper Extremity Limb Loss and Rehab   […]

OPC June Workshop – 7 CEU’s – Stuart

Save the Date! Only 140 Seats Available Last year sold out quickly, get your tickets now!   CEU Workshop When?  Saturday, June 4th, 2016 Where?  Kane Center 900 SE Salerno Rd. Stuart, Fl (just off I-95 & Stuart exit) Time:  7:30am – 3 pm   Agenda on Orthotics and Prosthetics.  Specific courses to be announced. 7 CEU’s […]