Your body has recovered from limb loss, you’ve adapted to your new prosthesis, and you’re ready to get back out into the world. That’s great! But you may be feeling a little anxious about your plans to travel after limb loss. What challenges will you encounter? How many accessibility obstacles will you run into on your trip?
Don’t worry — there are plenty of resources out there to ease your worries! The more you know what to expect, the less afraid you’ll feel. After all, knowing is half the battle, right? (Thanks, G.I. Joe.)
Here are three great resources for anyone who’s preparing to travel after limb loss.
Access Anything’s mission is to enable people with disabilities to live a full, unhindered life through adventure and travel. They’re passionate about improving accessibility in the travel industry, and they actively spread awareness about this need through consultations with industry professionals, motivational speaking, and general education.
Easy Access Travel
Easy Access Travel specializes in cruise vacations and packaged land tours for mature and disabled travelers. They research vacation options for their clients and give them information to make their trip enjoyable instead of frustrating. A large part of this is eliminating potential surprises so that their clients know what to expect on their trip.
Amputee Coalition Travel Adventures
ACTA focuses specifically on cruise and land vacation packages for people with limb loss. Their trips are led by Debra Kerper, who has traveled to more than 30 countries and enjoyed more than 75 cruises as a below knee amputee. Their website has a list of upcoming adventures specifically designed to be accessible for people with limb loss.
BioTech Limb and Brace Can Help You Travel After Limb Loss!
At BioTech, our patients become our family. If you’re ready to start venturing into the world again, give us a call with any questions you have. We are here to help!