Orthotic and Prosthetic Related Links

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All Resource Centers are presently lumped into one. Some links belong in several other different categories (that has not yet been done). As time allows and size demands the Resource Centers will be divided, updated and re-categorized completely to allow you to find what you are looking for quickly.

Orthotic and Prosthetic Related Links


Products & Service:
  • DynamicBracingSolutions
    • Patient & Functional outcome oriented service.
    • http://www.DynamicBracingSolutions.net
  • A-MED Health Care Center
    • Commercial health care equipment site,
    • contains good links.
    • http://www.a-med.com/
  • All About Wheelchairs, Scooters & Lifts, Inc.
    www.allaboutwheelchairs.com
    4535 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, FL 33021
    1-888-965-3653
    • All About Wheelchairs, Scooters & Lifts Inc. is committed to honesty, service and value. Our expert staff, unmatched selection and reasonable prices have helped All About Wheelchairs, Scooters & Lifts earn our reputation for convenience, quality and value. We provide the knowledge and experience to help you select the best equipment for your individual needs. With many years of combined experience, our staff provides friendly, helpful advice. Our products are backed by warranties, so you can be assured that we will continue our commitment to exceptional customer service, even after the sale.
    • In addition to offering high-quality mobility products, All About Wheelchairs, Scooters & Lifts is also proud to offer repair services on all equipment, and our skilled professionals have the experience and expertise to get the job done right the first time.
    • All About Wheelchairs, Scooters & Lifts provides personalized service and affordable rates, as well as free estimates, free in-home demonstrations and 24-hour service. We also will install stairlifts and lifts in vehicles. Medicare and insurance filing is available, and VA and Workers' Compensation claims are welcome.
  • Alpha Liner
    • A Alpha socket liner for both the AK and BK amputees, the alpha has some benefits for those with pressure and shear on scar tissue.
    • Well recommended by Amputee Listserv at St. Johns University. Distributed by Ohio Willow Wood.
    • http://www.owwco.com/
  • Automobiles
  • DiMalo Folding Crutches
    • Fold-up crutches, ultimate in crutch practicality. Perfect for traveling and easy storage,
    • please email us if you are interested BracingSolutions
  • Fourroux Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc.
    • Kathy and her husband Marvin Fourroux, C.P.O created this new site.
    • Huntsville, AL
    • E-mail: o&p@fourroux.com
    • http://www.fourroux.com
  • Scooter Link
    • ScooterLink carries a wide variety of electric wheelchairs, scooters, power wheelchairs and lift chairs from Pride Mobility.
    • Medical Equipment Super Store
    • Joe LoPinto backs his sales often much longer than the manufacturers do - well he did with my mother's Acorn Stairlifts, and said he does with others. Tell him I sent you and he'll probably charge you double, just kidding. ;-).
    • http://www.scooterlink.com/
  • Teledyne Brown Engineering
    • Environmental Control Systems
    • http://www.tbe.com/
  • Flex-Foot
    • http://www.flexfoot.com/
  • Mobility Systems Distributors
    • Quadriplegics who want to know more about digital driving control systems.
    • This is a commercial site.
    • http://www.msdnetwork.com/
  • My Pharmacy
    1-800-344-0838
    www.mypharmacy.com
    • My Pharmacy’s mission is to meet the home health care needs of our clients/patients in the metropolitan area of South Florida by providing the highest quality medical equipment, supplies, and services. We respect the rights of our clients/patients, and are dedicated to providing responsive, timely customer service. We ensure that members of our team receive ongoing continuing education so that they are knowledgeable about the latest home health care technology and are able to serve our clients/patients effectively
  • Ohio Willow Wood Stratus Impact Reducing Pylon
    • One of several shock absorbing pylons available, is using lighter materials. The Impact Reducing Pylon is lighter, green and easily adjustable. The OWW's Impact Reducing Pylon can be easily used and added to existing feet.
    • http://www.owwco.com/
  • The Otto Bock 3R80 Knee Unit
    • Otto Bock's new hydraulic knee unit has advantages over other products on the market. The unique design is capable of self-adjusting from a standing position to slow walk, fast walk to running in a matter of strides.
    • Recommended for all activity levels especially the potential active and active amputee.
    • http://www.ottobock.com/
  • The Otto Bock Rotation Adapter
    • Rotation Adapter is a device that usually fits between the socket and the knee unit that helps AK amputees get into tight fitting automobiles and putting on ones shoes or a number of otherwise difficult situations. Also good for crossing ones prosthesis over the other leg.
    • http://www.ottobock.com
  • Shoppers Express
    • They'll deliver groceries you choose from their published checklists, for a fee, from a local store.
    • Limited locations available.
    • http://www.shoppinglink.com/
  • Tea Tree Oil
    • Expensive but apparently worth it according to St. Johns Listserv. Imported from Australia,
    • perfect for the quick healing of blisters, scrapes and useful for daily application of being an amputee if you have these problems.
    • http://www.teatreeoiluses.com/
  • Therasage
    www.therasage.com
    209 East Palmetto Park Avenue
    Boca Raton, FL 33432
    (888) 416-4441
    • Therasage Rx 8000 series massage bed is designed to target your body's vital pressure points along the spine with a precise, relaxing massage to provide you with the combined therapeutic benefits of massage, chiropractic, acupressure and Far-Infrared Heat.  Therasage offers the combined therapeutic benefits of massage, chiropractic, acupressure and Far-Infrared Heat with premium jade to relieve the stress and tension in the muscles, improve blood circulation, and increase energy.
  • Wheelchairs
For Professionals: Resource & References:
  • DynamicBracingSolutions
    • Patient & Functional outcome oriented service.
    • Has many Resources & References
    • http://www.DynamicBracingSolutions.net
  • Cleveland FES Center
    • FES research and applied technology.
    • The FES Center's site is recommended if you are interested in what's already happening in FES research. Direct links to researchers.
    • http://fescenter.case.edu/
  • Disability Link Barn
    • Wonderful collection of links, referring to a broad variety of sites of disability.
    • http://www.accessunlimited.com/html/link_barn.html
  • The Medicine Program
    • Insurance, what insurance? This could be for you.
    • http://www.ims-1.com
  • Medline
    • Medline Free search engine National Library of Medicine=B9s Medline.
    • Locate published journal articles your doctor uses when he needs to know more.
    • Recommended
    • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
  • Social Security Online
    • Benefits online, Medicare, PASS, application and appeal information and Spanish version.
    • http://www.ssa.gov/
  • U.S. Government TTY / TDD Directory
    • Recommended has a multitude of resources.
    • http://www.gsa.gov
  • Yahoo: Disabilities
    • A disability-specific search engine.
    • Limited but worth a look
    • http://www.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Disabilities/
Specific Disability:
  • DynamicBracingSolutions
    • Patient & Functional outcome oriented service.
    • Has many Resources & References
    • Has many pages on specific disabilities and related ailments.
    • http://www.DynamicBracingSolutions.net
  • The Amputee Page
    • Community for people with amputee.  
    • http://amputee-online.com/
  • Articles for People with Multiple Sclerosis
    • Excellent articles on all the aspects of living with MS.
    • Good collection.
    • http://www.mult-sclerosis.org/
  • Ascot-World
    • Articles about devotees, Here Jama Bennett's amputee/devotee site where you can find many things including where to buy single shoes to find a single devotees.
    • http://www.ascotworld.com/
  • Closed Captioning
    • Comprehensive site about closed captioning.
    • Information on captioning services, technology, jobs, and related laws. Also includes reports.
    • http://www.captions.org/
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease - Genetics Home Reference
    • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Related Gene(s) · References. Quick links to this topic. NIH Publications. National Institutes of Health
    • http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=charcotmarietoothdisease
  • Cure Paralysis Now
    • Focusing on SCI cure, Greg Winget's collection of resources and several other links to disability information
    • is a good one.
    • http://www.cureparalysis.org/
  • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Links to organizations, information and interest groups world wide on muscular dystrophy.
    • http://www.muscular-dystrophy.org/
  • Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Inc.
    • MSF provides information about both traditional and alternative treatments for MS.
    • Check out their facts sheet, referrals to health care professionals,
    • links to other MS resources.
    • http://www.msfacts.org/
  • The Myelin Project
    • Demyelinating condition. This will interest to anyone with a demyelinating condition.
    • http://www.myelin.org/
  • Post-Polio Health International
    • Their mission is to enhance the lives and independence of polio survivors and home ventilator users through education, advocacy, research and networking
    • http://www.post-polio.org
  • Resource Guide for Rehabilitation Medicine
    • Resource Guide for Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Practice
    • Subject access to a variety of resources on disability and rehabilitation, including NARIC
    • http://www.library.ualberta.ca/subject/
  • San Diego Polio Survivors Group
    • San Diego Polio Survivors, Post polio syndrome, polio.
    • unofficial, all volunteer, non-commercial, organization with great links and info.
    • Rick Kneeshaw is the new facilitator
  • Spina Bifida Home Page
    • Technical and medical in focus,
    • good links to other spina bifida sites.
    • http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu./pedi-hp.htm
    • http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/spina_bifida/spina_bifida.htm
  • The SPINAL CORD Information Network
    • Very good resource on Spinal Cord Injury.
    • Plan to spend some time. Good contents section.
    • http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/
  • Uncommon disease
    • questions and answers, publications, research tracking and general news about this not-so-uncommon disease.
    • http://www.nf.org/
Sports:
  • Admiral Handicapped Scuba Adventures Inc.
    www.admiralhsa.org
    HWY 1
    Key Largo, Fl 33037
    Mile Marker 98.7, Ocean side
    800-346-3483
    • Since 1985, my wife Susan and I have operated Admiral Dive Center and our dive vessel, Admiral I, in Key Largo, Florida. We have also served the professional diving community with Admiral Dive Academy, licensed by the State of Florida as a Post Secondary school and by PADI, International as a PADI Five-Star Instructor Development Center. It has been an interesting and rewarding lifestyle with, of course, the ever-present challenges.
    • On March 17, 2000, I became the first one-legged, to my knowledge, PADI Scuba Instructor serving the Florida Keys. This dramatic change occurred because of a tragic incident, which severed my left leg near the hip. After a lengthy hospital stay, and additional time in a rehabilitation center, I returned home to complete recovery and therapy.
    • By March of 2001, I was anxious to get back in the ocean and to continue teaching scuba. The Miami surgeon who had operated on my left leg, visited Key Largo to accompany our dive group on my first reef diving trip since the tragic incident. Being an amputee scuba instructor was a new and difficult experience, both physically and mentally, but still satisfying to share the excitement and pleasures described by newly certified scuba divers. I continue to provide Open Water scuba Certifications, Advanced Certifications, Adventure dives and private guided underwater tours with film and digital photography.
    • I have also completed specialized instructor training to provide scuba certification for disabled persons in conjunction with PADI, International and the Handicapped Scuba Association, International.
    • Volunteer work with local organizations offering services for disabled persons continues to provide me with insight, inspiration and a renewed challenge to serve those with significant disabilities. Statistics reveal that only about one of five persons with a significant disability will attempt to continue living a normal lifestyle pattern. Improving this negative statistic is at the heart of our mission objectives. Scuba diving is a normal activity and a prestigious sport interaction with other divers, and dive travel adventures!
    • Three initial goals of the organization include:
    1. To provide scuba certification for youth and adults with significant disabilities.
    2. Upgrading of our 65-foot dive vessel, the Admiral I, to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act in providing scuba and snorkel trips for the disabled and their guests.
    3. To provide comfortable, overnight, on-board accommodations in Key Largo.
  • Handicapable Fishing Guide Service
    • Noel Dillard & David Forbis' fishing guide service has got boats you can wheel right on, if you like fishing and don't mind traveling to western Kentucky he might show you a good time.
    • www.handicapable.net
  • Florida Playstructure (subsidiary of Southeastern Group)
    www.thesoutheasterngroup.com
    1037 E Brandon Blvd
    Brandon, FL 33511
    877-734-8330
    • We manufacture some of the most innovative lifts on the market today. We are "The Total Solution for Pool and Spa Access." Our lifts are innovative and versatile, with the option of rechargeable 24v DC or manual powered lifts to suit your specific needs. High quality, stainless steel construction and a UV resistant, powder coated finish are what set us apart from competitors. 
    • In addition to our complete lift line, we offer a versatile line of handicap access chairs for the pool deck and the beach.
    • Lifts are designed to meet the new ADA guidelines for most pools, as well as the needs of today’s patrons. Our lifts are easy to use, reliable, lightweight and portable. In addition, most of our lifts are shipped via common carrier fully assembled. These attributes make our lift desirable for those looking for a compact, attractive unit that does not intrude into the pool when not in use.
    • Quality and service are the cornerstones of our company and we believe our products to be of the highest quality available on the market today and our service and support to be second to none. While other companies demand your business by providing cheap prices and often times a cheap product, we want to earn your business by providing you value; exceptional products at a competitive price.
  • MedFacts
    • From a SportsDoc
    • Virtual patients with sports medicine injuries
    • Extensive medical library with surgical videos, X-rays and MRI's
    • Find a Local SportsDoc in your area and question them with a sports injury related question.
    • http://www.medfacts.com
  • The Moray Wheels
    • Adaptive Scuba site. A good resource on this sport.
    • http://www.MorayWheels.org/
  • National Foundation of Wheelchair Tennis
    • Ever want to know about Wheelchair Tennis, you will not find a place with more information than this one.
    • http://phhp.ufl.edu/
  • National Wheelchair Basketball Association.
    • Everything about wheelchair basketball, history, Hall of Fame and more.
    • http://www.nwba.org
  • Shake-a-Leg Miami
    www.shakealegmiami.org
    2620 S Bayshore Dr
    Miami, FL 33133
    (305) 858-5550
    • Shake-A-Leg Miami, Inc. was created in 1990 to provide a universally accessible water sports facility for education and recreation. Operating in conjunction with the City of Miami Parks and Recreation, the facility is open to the public seven days a week, with emphasis on persons with disabilities, youth, and families. Shake-A-Leg Miami also works with a wide variety of participants-from young scouts to youth-at-risk, from college students to seniors. Additionally, Shake-A-Leg Miami serves as an international model for the development of accessible programs open to people of all ages, genders, races, ethnic backgrounds, and level of ability. Shake-A-Leg’s mission is to bring hope, confidence, social integration, independence and fun back into the lives of people with disabilities and their families. To provide affordable and effective services and programs that will enhance the participant's independence, employment potential, and quality of life. To develop a universally accessible water sports training facility in Miami, open to all people, serving local residents, and visitors from around the world
  • Sled Hockey Site
    • Exciting game, to know more about Sled Hockey if it is for you check out this web site!
    • http://www.SledHockey.org/
  • The United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA)
    • Quad rugby a fast growing sport, for more info on what is happening and about the sport.
    • http://www.quadrugby.com
  • Tranquil Adventures
    www.tranquiladventures.com
    225 Upper Matecumbe RD.
    Key Largo Florida 33037
    305-451-2102
    866-451-2102
    • We are a full scale relaxing operation that is operated in Key Largo Florida. Our first priority is to provide our customers with good service and lots of fun. Our vessels are equipped with all coast guard approved safety equipment and can accommodate all different kinds of people and groups.
    • While other companies are interested in just taking you out for a boat ride. Our company is dedicated to helping you enjoy a tranquil time while creating a memorable moment.
    • Captain Mick Nealey, an experienced Keys captain and guide, has launched Tranquil Adventures, a charter, tour, and cruise operation. What sets this venture apart from others, however, is that it is configured to cater to the handicapped, rather than just let them tag along if they can somehow get aboard. Nealey, founder and operator of Tranquil Adventures and a victim of polio at age 2, considers himself able bodied even though he sometimes uses a wheelchair himself.
  • World T.E.A.M. Sport
    • AXA World Ride have an ongoing series of events which include people with disabilities.
    • They will help you join if you are interested.
    • http://www.worldteamsports.org
Technology:
  • DynamicBracingSolutions
    • Patient & Functional outcome oriented service.
    • Has many Resources & References
    • Has many pages on specific disabilities and related ailments.
    • http://www.DynamicBracingSolutions.net
  • Trace Center
    • One of the best resource for access to computing, software, training, future research and development.
    • http://www.trace.wisc.edu/
Travel:
  • Access-Able Travel
    • Traveling with a disability, Bill and Carol Randall have organized a wonderful website.
    • Very good resources.
    • They are also interested in your experiences.
    • http://www.access-able.com/
  • Accessibility Travel
    • They provide travel tips, tours, locations,and for those interested access to exotic travel.
    • http://www.disabled-travel.com/
  • Society of Accessible Travel & Hospitality
    www.sath.org
    347 Fifth Ave, Suite 605
    New York, NY 10016
    212-447-7284
    • The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH), founded in 1976, is an educational nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the United States and abroad. Members include travel professionals, consumers with disabilities and other individuals and corporations who support our mission.
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DynamicBracingSolutions™ is The National Network of Clinicians dedicated to a 21st Century approach to HOLISTIC bracing for neuromuscular disorders.


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"The challenge, was it worth it? Yes! Definitely worth it. There are times that I can sort of march, that I was never able to do before. I can go longer distances when I walk my dog and I don't feel like my knee is going to buckle." -- M.E. MD


"The challenge was worth every bit, I mean, it just gets you all excited about (it) and you want to go do it again. That's what life's about, it's challenges and pushing yourself to another goal." -- E.W. All American Over Sixty TriAthlete

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Noteable Articles

Kenny Mayne's big break
By Kenny Mayne | ESPN The Magazine

The former UNLV quarterback recounts the injury that ended his career
Originally Published: July 11, 2012
Article at ESPN.com


Dynamic Brace Beats Post-Polio Boomerang
By Miki Fairley

Feb. Article at OandP.com


Doctor works to bring high-tech foot braces to Montana
By TRISTAN SCOTT of the Missoulian

August 18, 2012 Article at Missoulian.com


Embracing New Bracing Technology

By Justin Franz

August 22, 2012 Article at Flathead Beacon

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