If you’ve experienced limb loss, you’re familiar with the challenge of finding normalcy in everyday life. With a prosthesis, your body feels, looks, and moves differently than it did before. Everything seems to take an extra dose of effort, from the big stuff (like walking) to the small stuff (why does brushing your teeth suddenly require such focus?!).
Sometimes, it can be tempting to dwell only on the hard and lose sight of the good -- but there are many ways you can learn to not only live with your new prosthesis, but love it, too! Read on for tips to fall in love with your prosthetic or orthotic device from BioTech Limb and Brace in Birmingham, Alabama.
Love Your Fit
You’ve probably heard it a million times, but fit is (almost) everything! Sure, it can be a tedious process, but once you hit that optimal fit, your relationship with your prosthesis will improve exponentially.
Every prosthesis is a unique combination of parts that must work with your body, and it may require several adjustments before you hit the sweet spot -- but once you do, you’ll be so glad you stuck with the process!
Consider Your Lifestyle
What are your roles in life? Are you a parent, a coach, an athlete, or a businessperson? Your prosthesis should fit your lifestyle, not hamper it!
If you engage in an activity that your prosthesis isn’t designed for, you may experience frustration at your inability to do that activity well. Even worse, you may damage your device or injure yourself!
A prosthesis that fits your life is vital for your emotional and mental state (nobody wants to feel frustrated all the time!) as well as your physical health (no injuries, please!), so even if it means having more than one device for the various aspects of your life, make sure you are wearing the appropriate type.
BioTech Limb and Brace is Your Prosthetic and Orthotic Device Expert!
Whether you’re already excited about learning to love your prosthesis or you need a little help getting there, our passionate and dedicated staff is ready to show you all the ways you can recognize your possibilities! Contact BioTech today!