Season 2 is in the books! In this season two finale episode, I have three main topics: My thoughts on prosthetics: I am sick of how amputees who choose not to wear prosthetics are treated within the amputee community. I also get disgusted by prosthetic manufactures who dismiss certain people in the community in
Episode 15 of Season Two of the We’re Not Stumped podcast features Penta Medical Recycling. My guests from this great organization are founder Henry Iseman, Deputy Director Anna Szczepanek and Director of Operations Mijamin Strong. The organization was founded in 2016, when a group of university students established Penta Medical Recycling with a dual
In this episode of the We're not Stumped podcast, I get to speak to the inventor of the TheraV Elix and company founder Amira Radović. As a child, Amira was inspired to become a biomedical engineer by her father, a civil engineer, and sci-fi movies like Robocop. Her fascination with using technology to give
Linda Calabria is a product marketing connector with 7+ years in prosthetics and 10 years in other industries. For the last three years she has been putting her vast experience to work while building a startup, employing her knowledge of strategy building, branding, product management, operations, partner management, and marketing, as well as other
In this episode of the We're not Stumped podcast, I have the honor of speaking with all four executive members of the Limb Care Foundation. The mission of Limb Care Foundation is to promote multidisciplinary approaches to limb salvage, function, and patient quality of life through relevant & meaningful education, advocacy, and outreach. The
About General Amputee and Limb Difference Resources
“General amputee resources” refer to a broad range of information, services, organizations, and support systems available to individuals who have experienced limb loss or limb differences, as well as their families and caregivers. These resources aim to provide assistance, education, guidance, and community to help amputees adapt to their circumstances, regain independence, and improve their overall quality of life. Here are some examples of general amputee resources:
Amputee Support Groups: These are local or online communities where amputees can connect with others who have had similar experiences, share advice, and provide emotional support.
Rehabilitation Services: Rehabilitation centers and physical therapists provide specialized care and training to help amputees regain strength, mobility, and function. Occupational therapists assist with adapting to daily life.
Educational Materials: Websites, books, and brochures provide information about living with limb loss, prosthetic care, mobility techniques, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Advocacy Organizations: Nonprofit organizations and advocacy groups, such as the Amputee Coalition, offer resources, education, and advocacy to promote the rights and well-being of amputees.
Financial Assistance Programs: Some organizations and foundations provide financial assistance or grants to help amputees access necessary prosthetic devices and services.
Peer Mentoring Programs: These programs match experienced amputees with newly amputated individuals to provide guidance, support, and encouragement during the recovery and adjustment process.
Government Agencies: Government departments or agencies may offer disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation programs, and resources to assist amputees in securing employment and accessing healthcare services.
Adaptive Sports and Recreation: Organizations dedicated to adaptive sports and recreational activities offer opportunities for amputees to participate in various physical activities and competitions.
These general amputee resources are essential for individuals adjusting to life after limb loss, as they can provide guidance, support, and practical solutions to help amputees lead fulfilling and independent lives. The specific resources available may vary by location, so individuals are encouraged to explore the options relevant to their needs and circumstances.
ABOUT THIS PODCAST
Congenital amputee Mike Bolland interviews other amputees, family members of amputees plus people in the prosthetic / support fields. These interviews are both fun and educational and nothing will be held back - no questions are off limits! Please use our contact form if you would like to be considered as a guest. We'd love to have you!
Season 2 Finale
Season 2 is in the books! In this season two finale episode, I have three main topics:
My thoughts on prosthetics: I am sick of how amputees who choose not to wear prosthetics are treated within the amputee community. I also get disgusted by prosthetic manufactures who dismiss certain people in the community in their sole mission to make a profit off amputees.
Amputee Workouts: I am looking for amputees like you who workout to come on the podcast to share your tips and tricks.
Calling all guests: Many amputees feel that their story isn’t worthy of sharing. I call BS on that, and I want you on. Now.