From strength to strength

Every so often, someone completely inspiring crosses our path. HEINRICH GRIMSEHL shares the story of one patient who continues to amaze Meet Louisa Brown: Wife, mother of twins, Christian counsellor, fitness fanatic, professional photographer, Rottweiler breeder, and … oh yes, I almost forgot, transfemoral (above-the-knee) amputee. In 2002, Louisa lost […]

Prosthesis only the tip of the iceberg

For HEINRICH GRIMSEHL rehabilitation is much more than simply fitting a patient for a prosthesis. He shares his thoughts What is a rehabilitation protocol and why is it so important? This is better explained by an example. Let’s say for example your leg was amputated below the knee, the wound […]

I lost my leg, please treat me properly (Part 2)

In the second part of the series, Heinrich Grimsehl investigates the ideal socket fitment protocol Please be informed that this article is a follow up from my article in the previous edition of ROLLING INSPIRATION. The same disclaimer applies. This is simply my opinion. Also, this article should only be […]

The gift of mobility from AVIS and Jumping Kids

Mobility gives children the opportunity to create a bright future. Without mobility, child amputees or children born with limb deficiencies are denied access to the best quality of life. AVIS and Jumping Kids are attempting to change that. Hlulani Mkhabele, a five-year-old boy from Giyani in Limpopo, will now have […]

An off-road marathon journey to raise funds

The Adventure Company will once again host its Quads 4 Quads off-road motorbike event in October. About 600 quad-bike and two-wheel motorcycle riders, including several quadriplegic and paraplegic riders on adapted quads, will take part in the event, which has made a remarkable difference to the lives of quadriplegics and […]