Dynamic alignment in prosthetic fitting is important because it affects the user’s stability, kinematics, and kinetics such as socket reaction moments. It is performed by tuning the spatial relationship between the transtibial prosthetic socket and the foot following sequential observational gait analysis in the three anatomical planes. However, the order of planes in which the … Continue reading A proper sequence of dynamic alignment in transtibial prosthesis: insight through socket reaction moments
Every great comeback story originates from an obstacle or a challenge. An event that wasn’t expected. Or a tragedy that alters your perspective. But in these moments when the future feels uncertain, sometimes we find an opportunity to go down a life-changing path. Lake Trust members Chris and Kim C. understand that the journey to creating a … Continue reading Anew Life Prosthetics and Orthotics: Taking a New Path Forward
Value-based care models reward providers for efficient and effective patient care based on reported quality measures. Quality measures in both diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are focused on guideline-recommended diagnostic testing. Adoption of point-of care testing can improve test adherence while bringing increased value to patient office visits. Download the White Paper to learn … Continue reading Meeting Goals of Value-based Care in Chronic Disease Management With Point-of-Care Testing
Prosthetics is a completely different animal in the health care jungle in that prosthetists are not reimbursed on a fee-for-service payment as Medical Doctors/Providers. They are reimbursed per device, after delivery of that device. A practitioner can see one patient several times for their prostheses, but the reimbursement rate is the same. More complex situations … Continue reading How Prosthetists are paid and why legislation is needed
Your artificial limb or brace shouldn’t hurt. Pain is nature’s way of letting you know that something isn’t right. Your prosthesis should fit snug and with use become to feel like an extension of your body. Proprioception is your mind’s understanding of where your body is in space, like touching your nose with your finger … Continue reading PAIN FREE PROSTHESIS
If your prosthetic causes pain, doesn't fit, is taking too long to manufacture, you do have options. Anew Life Prosthetics and Orthotics is contracted with the Detroit and Ann Arbor Veteran's Administration as a provider of orthotic and prosthetics but you need to ask the VA for Anew Life to be your provider. VA must … Continue reading VETERANS – KNOW YOUR PROSTHETIC OPTIONS
Open enrollment, which begins November 1, 2021 and ends December 15, 2021 for coverage that begins on January 1, 2022, is your opportunity to get better health care. January 15, 2022 is the last day to enroll or change plans for the 2022 coverage. After this date you can only change or enroll if you … Continue reading Best Healthcare Options for Amputees
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There isn’t much like the feeling you have when you first learn that you will lose or just lost a limb. It can happen to anyone, young and old and is rarely planned for. The important thing to realize early is that an incredibly fulfilling life still awaits. There will undoubtedly be a struggle from … Continue reading Three Hurdles to Overcome & Return to Life After Lower Leg Amputation
When life requires a quick education in limb loss, where do you turn for sound advice. As a life-long amputee, I have first hand experience navigating this journey. So what are the real questions that you need to have answered before seeking a new limb?