Archive for January, 2016

Top 3 Tips for Navigating Ice as an Amputee

Posted on: January 5th, 2016 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

Whether you’re new to prosthetics or an old pro, winter snow, slush and ice makes each outdoor trek a feat requiring second-to-second focus. The team at Premier Prosthetics advises you take the following precautions to stay safe and mobile this season: The Right Grip Matters You put snow tires on your car to stop skidding […]

5 Myths of a Diabetes-friendly Diet

Posted on: January 5th, 2016 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

A balanced diet is key to healthy living regardless of age, gender, or medical background. For those with diabetes, however, diet is especially critical to maintaining health and weight. Neglecting either can lead to complications like heart disease, cholesterol, or stress on ulcer-prone feet and ankles. At Premier Prosthetics, we encourage our patients with diabetes […]

Americans with Disabilities Act: Know Your Rights

Posted on: January 5th, 2016 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush broke new ground when he signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The legislation prohibits discrimination and ensures that mainstream opportunities aren’t withheld from citizens with mental or physical disabilities. As you charge into a new year loaded with new possibilities, make sure you know your rights […]

Tips for Interacting with Your Amputee Friend

Posted on: January 5th, 2016 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger

We live in a diverse world with diverse abilities. In the midst of so many differences, respect is a shared foundation for all interactions. When interacting with an amputee or prosthetic user, keep these tips in mind to maintain comfort and respect for both you and your acquaintance: Talk to, not above: Even if sitting […]