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    Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics Celebrate Raleigh's Grand Opening!

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics celebrate Raleigh's Grand Opening with the support of our patients!

    A Look at the Incredible Capabilities of the i-LIMB Ultra Hand

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Recent innovations in the field of prosthetic devices have given hope to countless amputees. The i-LIMB Ultra is an incredibly versatile prosthetic hand with significant visual appeal. It provides a unique alternative to previous generations of prosthetic devices, which were greatly limited in function and form. Talk to a prosthetic professional today to determine if the i-LIMB Ultra might be right for you.

    Full Rotation

    Unlike older prosthetic devices, the i-LIMB Ultra comes equipped with a fully rotatable wrist and thumb. This enables a variety of complex grips that were simply not possible before. Plus, after a certain period of inactivity, the i-LIMB Ultra automatically adjusts itself to a neutral position, so it’s always ready for the next task.

    Individual Finger Manipulation

    Many people have chosen the i-LIMB Ultra because it allows the individual to fully control each individual finger. Previous generations of prosthetic hands featured only a pincer grip, with flexed fingers that could only move in a single plane. The fingers of the i-LIMB Ultra bend at the joints, enabling the user to naturally grasp and manipulate objects. The hand also features a vari-grip mode, which allows for grip strength that can vary among the digits.

    Intuitive Movement

    The i-LIMB Ultra is a type of myoelectric prosthesis, which means that it works by using electrical sensors to detect slight movements in the muscles of the residual limb. The computer of the i-LIMB Ultra then uses those electrical signals to create intuitive movements. After a little practice manipulating the prosthetic hand, users can easily control the movements of the i-LIMB Ultra just as they would control the movements of a natural hand.

    Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics is pleased to offer the i-LIMB Ultra prosthetic hand. Our highly trained professionals will work collaboratively with you, your physician, and the rest of your care team to ensure your full satisfaction with your prosthetic device. Residents of the Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Washington, D.C. areas are invited to call us today at (717) 337-2273 for more information.

    "Tom and Janet Were Awesome"-Great Review for Ability Prosthetics

    Last updated 3 months ago

    • on client review
    • I had BKA and spent a year with another company and never had a prothesis that fit properly. I trusted them to help me through the process but in the end, I think they Just wanted the $$ and didn't care about me. When the company went out of business, I was stuck with a leg that didn't fit and had a broken valve. Tom and Janet were awesome.... More

    How to Put on Your Custom TLSO

    Last updated 4 months ago

    In order to put on your custom Thoracic-Lumbar-Sacral Orthosis (TLSO), put on a comfortably fitting cotton t-shirt and lie on your side. Place the back piece of the brace against your back and slide the sides under your body. Roll on to your back and realign the back of the brace. Apply the front part of the brace, making sure to overlap the back section. When the alignment is corrected, tighten all of the straps until the brace is snug against your upper torso and back.

    If your TLSO is not fitting properly, contact Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics for an adjustment. Discomfort, redness, bruising, or blistering are all signs that your TLSO needs to be adjusted. Contact us online or call us at (717) 259-9130 to learn more about our custom prosthetics and orthotics. 

    Treatment Options for Scoliosis

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Natural curves in the spine are necessary, but severe or abnormal curvature can cause deformities and lead to more serious health complications. If left untreated, scoliosis can affect the lungs, heart, and pelvic area. In most cases, a back brace can be used to help realign the spine. Spinal fusion surgery may be needed in more severe cases. To learn more about scoliosis, including symptoms and treatment options, watch this short video clip.

    Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics can help if you suffer from scoliosis. We offer custom-fit and off-the-shelf orthotics, including braces for the back and spine. Visit our website to learn more about our products, or call us at (717) 259-9130 if you have any questions. We serve Harrisburg, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and the surrounding areas.

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