Here at Meintjes & Neethling, we thrive on success stories! Gerrit van der Merwe is one of our champion amputees that overcame great obstacles to live a normal, happy life again. Over the next few months, we will help Gerrit to tell his story and to show people that you do not have to be limited as an amputee. Live your life and help others to grow with you!
Artificial limbs have been assisting people to live normal lives for centuries. This is their main purpose; to ensure that people can carry on living happy, balanced lives.
Humans are incredibly resourceful by nature and have found a way to tackle most problems with innovation. The loss of limbs has been one such challenge, and prosthetics became the innovative solution that allowed people to continue living normal lives.
Just as much as your wheelchair cares for you, you’ll need to ensure that it is cared for too so you can get the most out of it! Different types of wheelchairs will require different types of attention. Wheelchair maintenance will depend on whether it’s used indoors or outdoors and on what terrain it’s used on. The rougher the terrain, the more care the wheelchair will require.
Different types of elbow braces are used to treat injuries, as well as provide support before and after surgery. In order for the brace to be effective in treating an elbow injury, it is critical that it is applied correctly. If the elbow brace is worn incorrectly, the support will be ineffective and could even make the injury worse in the long run.