Physical Fitness: A Guide for Individuals with Lower Limb Loss

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DIANE Publishing, 1992 - Amputees - 245 pages
Discusses the importance of physical conditioning and the ways in which persons with an amputation can achieve fitness by adapting their prosthesis to the exercise regime &/or following a conditioning program without it. Several amputation levels are covered and variations on how the desired exercises can be accomplished are included. Covers the following conditioning exercises: calisthenics, stretching, shoulders, legs, abdominals, and more. List of special resources related to sports for the disabled. Glossary and bibliography. Over 100 b/w photos.

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Page 186 - Side joints and a thigh lacer further reduce forces on the residual limb by transferring some weight to the thigh. This is especially helpful for individuals with very short or scarred residual limbs. The ActivSleeve™ and Michigan Sleeve are latex rubber suspension sleeves that provide suction-type suspension and help reduce pistoning for the person with BK amputation. They may be used without additional support. A waistbelt attached to a cuff suspension socket can provide additional suspension...
Page 14 - Intermittent work delays fatigue and allows for maximal intensity during the work intervals. Manipulation of the rate and distance of the work interval, the number of repetitions, and the time and type of relief interval provides for a training program that can meet the needs of many athletes and nonathletes.
Page 204 - A Guide for Individuals with Lower Limb Loss SABOLICH P&O CENTER, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Roger Charter, thought to be the first person with bilateral above-knee amputation to run foot-over-foot, is shown running with the energy-storing Sabolich Feet and CustomFlex Sockets™. NOTES 1. B. Kegel, EM Burgess, JC Webster, "Recreational Activities of Lower Extremity Amputees: A Survey.
Page 186 - The prosthesis must also be suspended on the body properly. If suspension is not adequate, pistoning can occur between the socket and limb interface, resulting in skin irritation that can lead to debilitating conditions and make it painful to even walk.
Page 3 - Western world today are caused by medical conditions: primarily, occlusive diseases of the arteries to the limbs and diabetes. For the most part these amputations occur in older people.
Page 186 - In contrast, a total surface-bearing socket provides for full contact, and dampens impact loading. Side joints and a thigh lacer can also reduce the forces on the residual limb by transferring some weight to the thigh.

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