We have gathered a few helpful links to blogs, website and other resources for our patients to better to manage your prosthetics and orthotics.

American Academy of Orthotics & Prosthetics
Amputee Coalition of America
Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund
Limbs for Life Foundation
United Amputee Services Association
American Diabetes Association
American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association
National Diabetes Fact Sheet
Medicare Coverage of Diabetes Supplies and Services

Amputee Coalition


First Step – A Guide for Adapting to Limb Loss
2005 Edition
 – Free to Download!

The 2005 edition of Amputee Coalition’s award-winning publication, First Step – A Guide for Adapting to Limb Loss is the essential guide for all people who are coping with the challenges of limb loss. Published by the Amputee Coalition and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), First Step offers readers reliable information on consumer issues that have been raised time and time again by amputees attempting to make educated choices, get better services or decide on available options.

The following sections are available for download in PDF format:

» Introduction & Table of Contents

» Section 1 – The New Experience of Limb Loss

» Section 2 – Dealing With Your Emotions

» Section 3 – Rehabilitation: Learning to Live Again

» Section 4 – Insurance, Funding & Employment

» Section 5 – Preventing Secondary Conditions

» Section 6 – Resources & Sponsors

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