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In the period immediately following amputation surgery, the medical personnel will be in charge of making sure the wound heals correctly and completely, telling you exactly what you need to do. Once past the post-operative phase, you will be fitted with a prosthesis. You will need...

 Let's meet Massimo, athlete of the Italian Paralimpic Pararafting national team and discover his story of sacrifice and rebirth. We are glad to be by his side and to support him at our best! Massimo uses Ecoliner, Flex Sleeve, Superior Performance Sleeve and Antioxidant cream....

We’re meeting Mira today at bar specialized in healthy breakfast to speak about nutrition. At home I have tea and oatmeal for breakfast. When I go to a cafe, I try to have something healthy. My breakfast is relatively simple - black tea and oatmeal. In the...

Being able to adequately manage volume variations in the residual limb is essential for being able to comfortably and safely wear a prosthesis. Size variations of the limb can have a negative impact on the fit of the prosthesis and can cause skin irritations, making it...

As we age, stretching becomes even more important. I integrate it into my routines, whether before or after a training session, or after a race. Stretching plays a vital role in my training, both before and after a work-out. I feel like stretching regenerates my whole...

The lack of perfect adherence of the socket to the residual limb may result in the phenomenon commonly known as “pistoning” (axial movement between the residual limb and the prosthetic socket), which may lead to a series of unpleasant issues for our patients, such as...

Strength training exercises are designed to increase muscle strength and resistance. While muscle strength is important for each of us to maintain our structural and physiological equilibrium, it becomes absolutely essential for lower-limb amputees. Obviously, daily exercise must be carefully regulated to match one's individual...

Today the weather is really bad. I called Mira to suggest postponing our meeting today even though the training was indoors. He reminded me that, as the saying goes, there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. He’s right…with this proverb in...

ALPS has recently introduced an innovative and skin friendly silicone prosthetic liner for lower limb amputation. This liner provides a solution to some of the clinical problems and disadvantages of silicone in skin-contact applications due to the inherently high coefficient of static friction typical of...

When Mira suggested training together, I was honestly a little bit afraid. I practice sports regularly, but I was sure I could never keep up with a triathlete like Mira who qualified at Xterra World Championship. I felt very reassured when Mira told me that the...