Bad posture is rife in society, as many of us hunch over our PCs and smart phones for hours and hours every week. Bad posture can also originate from genetic predispositions like kyphosis, as well as from injuries.
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The loss of a limb does not mean that sporting activities have to cease; in fact, there are sports for amputees that have been adapted specifically to suit the needs of everyone. This is great for amputees who want to remain active, while enjoying a great hobby with like-minded people.
An orthosis is the correct term for an externally applied device that is designed and fitted to the body to:
An arm prosthesis below the elbow is called a Transradial prosthetic. They have been designed to assist the user by replacing the function, as much as possible, of a missing arm. Each arm prosthesis has a specific purpose and will be built differently. The different types of below the elbow prostheses include:
Adjusting to life in a wheelchair can be overwhelming at first, so it’s important to find the right fit for individual needs, to ensure that the user is as well-equipped and as comfortable as possible. Luckily there are loads to choose from!