Last updated 8 days ago
Ability Prosthetic & Orthotic is pleased to announce that our Raleigh, NC center will participate in the 3rd Annual Engineering a World Class Rehabilitation Center-From One to Run. This event will be held on March 28, 2014 at the Hamner Conference Center.
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Last updated 13 days ago
If you have diabetes, taking proper care of your feet is essential. Diabetes can impact circulation, which interferes with healing, particularly in your feet. Even a small injury on your foot can turn into an ulcer that could lead to amputation without proper care.
Watch this video to learn why diabetic foot care is so important and about the risk of foot ulcers. Ulcers can be caused by injuries or poor circulation. Regular foot exams can help your doctor diagnose foot issues before they spiral out of control.
Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics has products to help with everything from diabetic neuropathy to limb replacement. Talk to your doctor or call us at (717) 253-9130 to find out how our custom prosthetic and orthotic devices can be part of your diabetes treatment plan.
Last updated 20 days ago
For prosthetic hand users, the i-LIMB Ultra is nothing short of revolutionary. It allows for incredibly precise functionality and the ability to do activities that once seemed impossible. Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics is proud to bring the i-LIMB Ultra to our clients and improve the quality of their lives. Here is a look at some of the unique features of this outstanding prosthetic device.
The power rotating thumb is one of the most significant features of the i-LIMB Ultra. It can switch between lateral and oppositional grip patterns automatically and deliver reliable access to grip patterns. The transition between grips is faster and more natural than with other prosthetic devices, allowing for more intricate and precise manipulations. There are also a number of wrist movement options to create natural movements. Each of the digits articulate independently and have independent stall-out capabilities.
The i-LIMB Ultra offers control that is impossible with other prosthetic devices. Users can access 24 different grip patterns instantly and control the device by touch or electrodes. There is also a control app for smartphones. The remote electrodes are waterproof and gold plated, which provides greater sensitivity.
The i-LIMB Ultra provides more aesthetic options than most other prosthetic devices on the market. Users can opt for precise skin match coverings to create a seamless appearance, and the skin covering itself feels natural. The active skin covering replacement program means that you can keep the covering of your prosthetic looking clean and fresh.
Is the i-LIMB Ultra the right prosthetic for you? Call Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics to find out. Our reps can help you and your doctor select the best fit for all of your prosthetic and orthotic needs. Let us custom-fit a prosthetic for you. Learn more by calling (717) 253-9130.
Last updated 27 days ago
If you struggle with chronic foot pain, then orthotic shoe inserts could be the answer. Orthotics slip into your shoes and offer support and cushioning for overall foot pain or specific foot injuries and malformations. Orthotics can make a tremendous difference in your mobility, but there is an initial adjustment period before you can start reaping all the benefits. These tips will help you adapt to your new foot orthotics.
Get the Fit Right
Your orthotics will fit differently in each of your pairs of shoes, depending on the structure of the shoe. First, check to see if the orthotic fits in the shoe as is, or if the inner sole of the shoe needs to be removed for comfort. Next, slide in the orthotic. It should reach all the way to the front and sit flush against the back. After the orthotic is in the right position, slide your foot in, being careful not to shift the orthotic. Fasten your shoes and take a few steps. If the orthotic feels bunched up or out of place, adjust as necessary.
Break Them In
Much like a new pair of shoes, orthotics feel best after a few wearings. Break them in slowly by wearing them in small bursts for a few days. Keep your orthotics in for one hour the first day you get them and two hours on the second day. After that, increase the time you wear them by two hours each day until you can wear them all day. It also helps to break up your wearing time at first. For instance, you can wear your orthotics for four hours in the morning, take a break, then wear them for four hours in the afternoon.
With your doctor’s assistance, Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics is here to help you get the most out of your custom fit orthotics. You can find out more about all our products by calling (717) 253-9130.
Last updated 28 days ago
People who suffer from stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, or a traumatic brain injury sometimes have to contend with an issue called “foot drop.” Foot drop affects the nerves in the front part of the foot, making it difficult for sufferers to walk normally. Fortunately, functional electrical stimulation offers a solution.
A device called “WalkAide” provides functional electrical stimulation to help those who suffer from foot drop. The device is attached just below the knee, and stimulates the nerves of the leg and foot with each step. The result is a dramatically improved gait, greatly reducing embarrassment and the risk of tripping while walking. If you have foot drop, or if your leg or foot isn’t functioning as well as you would like, consider asking a prosthesis professional about the benefits of the WalkAide device.
To learn more about WalkAide, call Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics at (717) 253-9130. We offer all sorts of custom prosthetics and other wonderful devices—including the revolutionary i-LIMB Ultra Hand. Visit our website to learn all about our products and services.