Rewire your nervous system

Phantom limb pain can be a frustrating challenge for amputees. Phantom motor execution, a new form of rehabilitation, could put an end to it for good Physical rehabilitation that involves the fitting of a prosthesis is not without its growing pains. The road to being fully mobile and functional can...

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First-years: young and restless

Accommodating first-year students studying to become a prosthetist might be exciting, but it is also a great responsibility. When the university sends us first-year students, we are always a bit excited. What makes first-years so special is that they have had little contact with patients, doctors and the workings of...

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Walk the line!

We have said it before and we’ll say it again: “Prosthetic alignment cannot be seen, it can only be measured!” Humans are born with balancing capabilities. When using a prosthesis, a patient will take one step and immediately adapt to the prosthesis to maintain equilibrium, irrespective of the prosthetic alignment. […]

Mud, sweat and fears

Travelling on muddy, rock-strewn roads with hailstorms brewing overhead is no easy task, but it is life-changing. All the more reason to sign up for Quads4Quads 2018 It’s that time of the year. People get Novemberitis. It’s a frustrating time. It’s too early to close your doors and too late […]