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Myo Plus pattern recognition – 2. Preparing an interim fitting | Ottobock

Myo Plus pattern recognition – 2. Preparing an interim fitting | Ottobock

Myo Plus pattern recognition Step 2: Preparation of an interims fitting After a successful evaluation with the Myo Cuff in step one, the 2. step is to create a Myo Plus interims prosthesis. This video demonstrates how to position and mount electrodes on the inner socket, how to wire the system and how to test […]

AmputeeOT: What I do while my leg is being worked on…

AmputeeOT: What I do while my leg is being worked on…

[Jerod:] Like a pretty ballerina. **giggles** you’re gonna have to have her sign like a liability waiver to be in here. [Jerod and Christina Laughing] [Jerod giggling] [Jerod] …and this is what amputees do to have fun

AmputeeOT: Liner Primer! All about liners for prosthetic legs

Hi guys! This is Christina, the Amputee OT. In this video, I’m going to be talking about liners for your prosthetic leg. I only have a few examples of the wide wide variety of liners that are available for people with lower extremity amputations who wear prosthetics. To be honest, there are a TON of […]

AmputeeOT: Why I am getting an amputation, pre-amputation intro

AmputeeOT: Why I am getting an amputation, pre-amputation intro

*machinery and welding sounds* Hello. My name is Christina Stephens, and I am an occupational therapist living in St. Louis, Missouri. On January 17 2013 I was down in my garage. I was changing the brakes on my car. I had my car elevated by one jack stand and as I was pulling off the […]

AmputeeOT: How it feels to walk in a prosthetic leg

AmputeeOT: How it feels to walk in a prosthetic leg

Hello, this is Christina the Amputee OT. In this video I am going to talk about what it feels like to wear a prosthetic. Greta come here! Up! Up! Good girl. It’s actually really hard to describe exactly what it feels like to walk on a prosthetic leg. It’s probably kind of like trying to […]

AmputeeOT Does The ICE SOCKET CHALLENGE

AmputeeOT Does The ICE SOCKET CHALLENGE

Hi everybody- This is Christina the Amputee OT and I was challenged to take the Ice Bucket Challenge If you don’t know, the Ice Bucket Challenge is a challenge to raise awareness for ALS. ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disease. I’m an occupational therapist so I know several people who […]

AmputeeOT: Massage, Scar Mobilization, Desensitization, and End-Bearing Exercises for New Amputees

AmputeeOT: Massage, Scar Mobilization, Desensitization, and End-Bearing Exercises for New Amputees

Hey, everybody. This is Christina the Amputee OT. In this video, I will be talking about desensitization and end bearing exercises for amputees. *machinery and welding sounds* A lot of new amputees find that their residual limb tends to develop areas which are very hypersensitive to the touch and this can be a problem because […]

AmputeeOt: getting casted for my first prosthetic BK leg

AmputeeOt: getting casted for my first prosthetic BK leg

Hello, this is Christina the Amputee OT, and I am super excited because yesterday I got casted for my prosthetic. *machinery and welding sounds* Unfortunately, I forgot to bring this camera so I had to use my cell phone to take the video of the casting process, but actually, my cell phone quality’s not too […]

AmputeeOT: Understanding K-levels for amputees

AmputeeOT: Understanding K-levels for amputees

So can you tell me what K-levels are ? I cannot! [Giggles] . Don’t know anything about K-levels? I know the name. Thank you! Oh. That’s it? Mmm-hmmm! [Nods]. So you don’t know why they’re important? In this video. I’m going to be talking about why K-levels are important. So you might be asking yourself, […]

AmputeeOT: How to Reduce Sweating in Your Prosthetic

Hi everybody, this is Christina the AmputeeOT in this video I’m going to talk about something that plagues plagues many an amputee in the summer and that is: sweaty residual limbs. So you might be noticing that it’s not winter anymore and along with the warmer temperatures you also be finding that the environment inside […]