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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 […]

Prosthetic gait training – Improvement of core stability and stance phase | Ottobock

Prosthetic gait training – Improvement of core stability and stance phase The following exercises are suitable for these prosthetic knee joints. Apart from that, always consider the user’s physical condition. Franziska and Gerhard show a few simple but effective exercises to improve stance phase. A good stance phase is the basis for a secure gait. […]

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 […]

AmputeeOT: How to take off and put on a prosthetic leg (below knee amputee)

AmputeeOT: How to take off and put on a prosthetic leg (below knee amputee)

Hi guys This is Christina the Amputee OT. In this video, you get to see how I put on and take off my prosthetic. *machinery and welding sounds* I am an amputee, and this is my prosthetic leg. This is a cover over that prosthetic leg. It is sleeve art, then underneath is fiberglass shell. […]