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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, […]