Tips & tricks

Almost everyone who has had an amputation has their own tips and tricks. You know the ones: life hacks that make life just a little bit easier. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a direct line to loads of tips & tricks from other people who have had an amputation?

On this page, we try to collect as many useful tips and tricks as possible. Like tips for improving your relationship with your O&P professional, tips for learning to walk better with your prosthesis, tips for finding the best possible fit, and more.

We’ve taken the liberty to get started, so you can scroll down to find our own tips & tricks. But we could use a lot more! If you have a handy life hack, share it!

Having a good relationship with your O&P professional is essential. After all, they’re responsible for an incredibly important part of your life - your artificial limb. That’s why it’s so important to make the most of this relationship, and the following tips can help you do just that.

Your O&P professional will probably ask you lots of questions to determine which artificial limb is best for you, However, these fitting sessions are also a great time to ask any questions you may have. Here are 4 smart questions you could ask.

Life is a whirlwind as it is, and wearing an artificial limb can be another massive energy drain. Walking with an artificial limb can cost a lot of energy, which you’d much rather spend on something else! How do you strike the right balance in your daily life?

An amputation is a major life event that will impact more than just your body, as your social life and emotions will also be affected. As a result, your self-esteem can plummet significantly. Here are 3 tips to boost your self-esteem.

Getting a good night’s sleep is hugely important, as we all know. Your muscles relax, your mind comes to rest and your body recovers. If a good night’s sleep sounds like the stuff of dreams to you. head to our tips on how to get better sleep right away.

Sun, sea, sand and ice cream, what’s there not to love about summer? Unfortunately, those hot summer days also have a downside: sweat. Here are some tips to get you through those hot summer days.

Before going on holiday, planning in advance is always a good idea. And travelling with an artificial limb generally requires even more careful preparation. We’ve found 6 tips for you that will help you jet off on a carefree holiday.

Rest assured, you’re not alone in your struggles to find the right shoes. Making the wrong choice can usher in all sorts of problems and annoyances, like a wobbly posture or even painful falls. We’ve collected 3 handy tips to help you make the right choice.

The corona pandemic has a profound impact on millions of people, and it’s likely that you’ve experienced its effects too, such as social isolation, economic uncertainty and few distractions. At the same time, solidarity and togetherness in society are greater than ever. The lockdown has brought us closer together and lots of people are eager to lend each other a helping hand.

Long waits for an appointment with a specialist to have your residual limb and artificial limb checked are all too common. By checking them yourself, you can form a better idea of whether you can afford to wait or even skip your appointment, or whether you need to see a specialist. In this article, we’ll take you through the steps.

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