being strong • moving on
Becoming a full-time prosthetic user with bilateral above knee limb loss is possible by following the necessary steps.
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For many, the key to becoming a full time prosthetic user is the pathway you follow to regain efficient, functional and independent mobility. This multi-step approach has proven very effective for many individuals with bilateral above knee limb loss that strive to become proficient with prosthetics.
Setting goals is a great way to start laying out your future with using prosthetics. Initially your goals maybe to incorporate training prosthetics for a few hours in your daily life. The more you push yourself to use them for extended periods of time, will greatly improve and accelerate your progress.
Each day should build on the previous days activities and progress. It is this momentum that will help you achieve more functional goals quicker. Pushing yourself to get out of your comfort zone each day is necessary to break down perceived limitations and will help you to continue making progress. It is easy to find excuses justify an easier pathway but if you truly want to be independently using bilateral above knee prosthetics full time, you must never make any excuses and maintain your forward progress.
Being Strong • Moving On are key words to live by!
Step 1 • sockets
The most important aspect for a bilateral above knee prosthetic user is the design and fit of the socket interface.
Step 2 • Training
Training prosthetics are crucial to obtaining a successful outcome for an individual with bilateral above knee limb loss. Using customized training platform feet insures you are developing the strength and balance necessary for full time prosthetic use.
Step 3 • Commitment
Commitment is the most vital element to incorporating bilateral above knee prosthetics into your daily life. Using training prosthetics full time and abandoning all other adaptive devices will keep you on the necessary pathway to independent mobility with prosthetics.
Step 4 • success
Once all the other stages are complete, applying your newly developed skills to your everyday life will bring you the mobility benefits you seek. Whether using full-length microprocessor technology or training prosthetics, your functional goals can be accomplished.