Smartphones have a way of making our lives a little easier (well, except when they decide not to work correctly), and that’s also true for people with limb loss. When you’re trying to get back into some kind of routine, it can be helpful to have a handy app on your side, making the road to recovery just a little bit smoother.
Take a look at these apps for people with limb loss, and search for them in your phone’s app store!
Fitness for Amputees
This app calls itself “your portable personal fitness trainer” and offers exercises that are easy to understand, with video examples, that have been developed by an Ottobock physiotherapist. With 3 levels to progress through, this app should be useful for you for a while.
Here at BioTech, we believe that exercise is an essential part of recovery after limb loss. That’s why we think any app that encourages you to challenge yourself and reach your goals is great! If you need a starting point, check out this app, and see if it’s something that appeals to you.
Amputee Coalition inMotion
inMotion Magazine, published 6 times per year, is made especially for people with limb loss and their families. It provides timely, essential information on living with limb loss, and seeks to empower those who’ve become amputees.
So why do we think a magazine app is useful? Because it encourages things we believe in: community, education, and possibilities. When you’re reading about other people with limb loss, and the possibilities you can recognize when you’re inspired by other people, it can do a lot for your mental and emotional state. So we think this app is a great option!
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One of our favorite things about what we do is working with patients – encouraging them, helping them get a great fit with their prosthesis, and giving them the tools they need to find a sense of normalcy. If you are in need of resources like this, please contact us today – we’re always ready to help!