POA #LiveYourBestLife Patient of the Week – Marilyn, AK Amputee
Marilyn was a fairly new amputee when we met her. She had lived a very active life, and wanted to get back to doing the things she enjoyed. As you can see in these photos, Marilyn loves her blade, and uses it to do all sorts of activities! Don’t let anyone tell you that you […]
Patterson Propulsion Socket (PPS) Prosthetic System is a Game Changer!
Marko Cheseto World Best Chicago Marathon for Double Amputee
Marko Cheseto finished 250 overall, 31st in his age group with a time of 2:37:23 at the Chicago Marathon today, smashing the existing World Record of 2:42:24 that he set six months ago at the Boston Marathon! Way to go, Marko — you did it! Your POA family was cheering you all the way to […]
U.S. DoD Warrior Games to be held in Florida – June 2019
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games will be held in Tampa, Florida this June! We’ve been honored to help many amputees compete in these games in past years and look forward to supporting this years’ participants. http://www.tampabay.com/news/military/socom-and-tampa-gearing-up-for-defense-departments-warrior-games-coming-here-in-june-20190115/?fbclid=IwAR312Xkrp-q2ww67tOJ2TWPJhYhykWrynlFVwUCO3ZycCVFru0xiAbr9gpk
Kris, 25 year old PFFD Amputee, Takes First Steps – Ever – on Prosthetic Leg!
25 year old Kris, born with PFFD was labeled a difficult fit & never walked with a prosthetic leg. Thanks to Steve Chamberland and 50legs.org, he found his way to POA where he walked for the 1st time, and so much more! Check this out!
Fascinating Video on Science Behind Phantom Pains
Excellent presentation on science behind phantom pain. Very clear and easy to understand.
Rosie, Hip Disarticulate Amputee, Takes Off Running!
Rosie, an energetic 8 year old hip disarticulate since birth, was thrilled with her new walking and running legs. “I love them so much,” she exclaimed. “Now i can walk down my driveway easy, and I can switch to my running leg so easy. I don’t want to ever stop running!” We are also making […]
Ruthie Learned to Use a Running Leg/Blade in just 10 minutes!
10 minutes after trying running legs for the very first time, Ruthie was already confident enough to take off on her own! Then there was no stopping her!
Shaylyn Runs For First Time in Her Life with Prosthetic Leg
Shaylyn, who was born with a bone deformity which led to the amputation of her leg two years ago, recently ran for the first time IN HER LIFE – and she took off like she’d been doing it forever! Afterward, she burst into happy tears, and the rest of us (some won’t admit it) joined […]
First Child with Bilateral Hand Transplant
Regas Woods, a congenital bilateral above knee amputee and Paralympic athlete, sent us a photo of him with a pretty incredible new friend. “I met the coolest little famous guy in the airport this morning,” wrote Regas. His name is Zion Harvey, and he’s the first kid to have a bilateral hand transplant. He also […]