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...

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Dangers of Dr Google

With so much information available online, it can be difficult to pick the right products and solutions for you. HEINRICH GRIMSEHL points out the value of consulting the specialists Recently I visited a rehabilitation doctor’s consultation room. On her desk was a coffee mug with the following words on it: “Please...

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Dealing with the shock of amputation

It is traumatic to lose a limb, but there is also hope. Heinrich Grimsehl speaks to a few amputees Usually, if somebody asks you what is the worst thing that could happen to you, amputation rates among the top three. The idea of giving up part of your body can...

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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...

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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 […]