Prosthetic devices can be life-changing, especially for those with limb loss who lead very active lives. Believe it or not, these prosthetic legs go beyond practicality; they provide more than comfort and function. Keep reading to learn more!
With a dedicated team behind you and a custom-fitted prosthesis, BioTech Limb and Brace helps our patients recognize their possibilities and continue to live active lives!
We absolutely love working with our patients and seeing them accomplish incredible things with the new devices. We are continually inspired by their perseverance and tenacity.
For example, Danielle has been with us for thirteen years. As a teenager, Danielle’s running prosthesis allowed her to participate in high school athletics and equestrian sport. Take a minute to learn more about Danielle’s inspiring story here.
Quin, a student-athlete, has been part of the BioTech family for approximately one year. Quin’s story is truly incredible! A thirteen-year-old in love with baseball came to BioTech to get a custom engineered running prosthetic leg. Within months, he achieved more than we could have ever imagined. He was running in the parking lot the day he tried it on. Take a minute to learn more about Quin’s journey.
A Prosthetic Advantage
Running prosthetic legs enable our patients to run using significantly less energy than able-bodied athletes. The difference is actually greater than you might think.
During a run, there is a loss of energy that comes with the push-off of the foot from the ground. With a prosthetic leg, that loss of energy is substantially less, which adds more power to each stride.
As you run, your body sends energy into the ground, receives some of that energy back, and then pushes forward from that energy. The stiffer the leg, the more energy is returned. For this reason, a running prosthetic can actually give you an edge on the competition!
Professional runners run with less vertical force and movement, which means they don’t bounce up and down as much as amateurs. Therefore, they conserve more energy, thereby increasing stamina and reduce fatigue.
Get Into Your Running Prosthetic Leg Today
At BioTech Limb and Brace, we consider all of our patients family. We would love to help you recognize your possibilities and live healthier, more active lives!
Learn more about our advanced technology and custom fitted prosthetic or orthotic devices. Contact us today.