There are approximately 1.9 million people in the United States with some form of limb loss. It is estimated that one out of every 200 people in the U.S. has had an amputation. Some amputations are the result of injury or disease; others are born with a limb difference. Losing all or part of a limb is a life-changing event that can cause grief and decreased self-esteem. A person with an amputation loses part of his or her physical self and the change in appearance is final. Grieving, therefore, is both normal and expected. In spite of the challenges with amputation, many people with limb loss do adapt to lead normal, productive, happy lives, working, enjoying hobbies, and raising families.
Coalition Reaches Out to Amputee Support Group to Help Get Limb Loss Materials to Boston Hospitals
In the wake of the explosions at the Boston Marathon, the Amputee Coalition reached out to the leaders of the New England Amputee Association to help quickly get limb loss materials to the Boston hospitals that are treating the injured. The New England Amputee Association supports amputees in Boston and the surrounding region.
David Jeffries CO is with the PT Staff at SR Memorial Hospital after his CEU talk Emerging Technologies in Prosthetics and Orthotics. The talk was one of two CEU talks that CIRS offers to PT's, OT's, and RN's free of charge. See pictures from our past CEU talks.
We are loaded up and ready for another CEU talk today. If you are a PT, OT, or an RN who would like us to come to your facility and do one of our free CEU talks, please contact Brian Hanson at email@example.com or 707-528-9808. We offer two talks below.
An Overview of Clinical Applications of Prosthetics & Orthotics
Emerging Technologies in Prosthetics & Orthotics
We look forward to our next CEU talk at your office.
More often than not, when I am doing an initial evaluation of a patient for scoliosis, a parent will ask, “Is there something I could have done to prevent this from happening to my child?” The majority of the time the answer to the question is, “No.” That being said, I usually go on to explain the different types of scoliosis, what is happening to their child anatomically, and more importantly the types of orthoses designed to treat their specific type of scoliosis.
David Jeffries CO provided an inservice at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital to the Inpatient PT Staff. CIRS/Sierra Prosthetics & Orthotics offers 4 different CEU talks about Prosthetics & Orthotics. Each talk has been approved by the CTPA (California Physical Therapy Association), the OTAC (Occupational Therapy Association of California), and the Board of Registered Nursing. Each PT, OT, or RN that attends our CEU talks will get 1 contact hour towards their CEU requirements. FREE CEU Classes Available:
We have custom Crow Boots in the shop ready to be delivered. We have some happy patients today!
As a reminder, with our onsite shop, we can custom make any brace or prosthesis that will satisfy your patient’s needs. Since we do our own fabrication, we are able to assist the patients with any adjustments the same day so there is little to no waiting time. Over the years, CIRS - Prosthetics & Orthotics has earned an excellent reputation for providing patients and our referral sources with on time and professional service.