Archive for July, 2015

The Special Language of Our Specialty

Posted on: July 31st, 2015 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

  Like our counterparts in other medical specialties, prosthetists and orthotists use a specialized vocabulary pertaining to the work they do. These terms tend to be confusing to some folks and Premier Prosthetics wants to help you understand some of the common O & P jargon. It will come as a surprise to more than […]

Summer Amputee Skin Care: Preventing Sweat and Skin Rash

Posted on: July 27th, 2015 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

  The summer is a great time to get outdoors and be active in the warm weather.  However, while being outdoors in the summer heat, you are bound to sweat… a lot! Proper skin and stump care can help prevent from developing any uncomfortable skin rashes relative to your prosthetic device. Premier Prosthetics has some […]

Preventative Foot Care

Posted on: July 24th, 2015 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

  The summer season is host to a variety of outdoor activities, events and celebrations.  However for those with diabetes, attending these activities can be a challenge as it raises the risk for complications with sensitive feet. It is important for those with diabetes to take extra precautions to prevent foot related accidents and complications […]

Communicating Effectively with Your Prosthetist

Posted on: July 20th, 2015 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

  The relationship you share with your prosthetist should be one based on trust, honesty and open communication at all times. Premier Prosthetics wants to make sure you are comfortable and prepared to establish this positive relationship with your prosthetist. A key predictor of optimal prosthetic success is the prosthetist’s understanding the new client’s medical […]

Simple Exercises to Strengthen Your Entire Body

Posted on: July 1st, 2015 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

  Strengthening the lower back, hips and core muscles can make a big difference in how you feel on a daily basis. Many assume that unless you are pumping lots of weight, you won’t see positive results. But these simple exercise moves may surprise you by offering great results. Core Exercises Strengthening your core will […]