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Grace Norman: A Recap and Thank You

Grace Norman: A Recap and Thank You

December 17th 2021

In August of this year, Optimus patient Grace Norman became a source of inspiration as she demonstrated grit and strength by finishing with a silver medal in the triathlon at the Tokyo Paralympic games. Although there were many setbacks throughout the last year and a half, Grace persevered. After the…

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Winter Weather Fall Prevention – Tips for Amputees

Winter Weather Fall Prevention – Tips for Amputees

December 16th 2021

The cold is setting in and wintery weather is upon us. Do you know what to do to prevent slipping and falling? Seemingly simple, everyday actions such as going out for the mail, stepping out of a car in a parking lot, or going on an afternoon walk can suddenly…

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Aiming for the Furthest Place

Aiming for the Furthest Place

November 10th 2021

How an Iraq veteran, wounded at twenty, has accepted the journey of living his life as an amputee

It was while on active duty in Iraq in 2007 that Sergeant Joel Dulashanti was seriously wounded. He was placed into a coma because of the mass trauma he sustained. It would…

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Tips on Walking for Exercise from our PT

Tips on Walking for Exercise from our PT

November 3rd 2021

Are you wanting to do some more walking for exercise? Optimus physical therapist, Andrea Kinsinger provides these valuable tips for those wanting to exercise more by walking.

Socket Fit. Be sure your socket fits well. Add or delete socks as needed to get the most comfortable fit possible. As always,…

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A Second Chance

A Second Chance

December 16th 2020

Many people face challenges and harbor regrets. Richie Rayle, an Optimus Prosthetics’ and Beyond Limits’ patient, is no exception to this. Many would say his life has been marked with tragedy; however, that is not how he sees it. He simply says, “I am thankful for being alive! I am…

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Cedarville University Student Works With Optimus Prosthetics For Capstone Project

Cedarville University Student Works With Optimus Prosthetics For Capstone Project

February 7th 2019

It's a problem most of us can relate to: clothing material that scratches our skin or causes uncomfortable chafing.

That kind of problem is easily solved by changing clothes. But for amputees wearing what amounts to a sock over their residual limb, such a dilemma can be painful and demoralizing.…

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