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The woman highlighted in this testimonial holds an extra special place in our hearts. Meet Mia Roberts, the office administrator of our Fourroux - Atlanta office, who also has utilized a prosthesis for many years now. Mia experienced an Above Knee (Transfemoral) amputation due to car accident in 1996, when she was on the way to high school during her senior year. Her determination and strength motivated her to push forward and despite the hardships she faced, she strived to regain her mobility.
Mia obtained a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling because she wanted to assist others with disabilities to get back to work. She has worked in the O&P industry since 2009 - providing her administrative skills, as well as peer to peer counseling to patients just like her.
Mia’s passion for what she does is evident - “I’m always a phone call, text, or an email away. I enjoy what I do and I’m ecstatic when I can assist other individuals with their prosthetic needs!"
There aren’t enough words to express how much of a difference Mia has made in the lives of those she’s encountered. She is a powerful woman, who has supported and inspired countless individuals and she continues to do so on a daily basis.
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It's mid-January, and for most amputees, what comes with Winter weather can be a challenge...snow & ice. A recent article in Amplitude Magazine highlighted an article that is worth mentioning, called "Ten Tips for Getting Around Safely on Ice & Snow" (Amplitude Magazine - Jan/Feb 2018 Issue).
Most amputees know that daily terrain can be a challenge, let alone adding ice and snow to the mix. This article provides amputees with 10 tips to better prepare themselves when dealing with Mother Nature's Winter elements!
Amplitude Media Group publishes "Amplitude Magazine", a free bimonthly publication that highlights news, articles and resourceful information for amputees. According to Amplitude Media Group, this magazine provides amputees with content on a wide variety of topics, including peer support, active living, emotional issues, health and wellness, mobility and adaptive living.
The University of Alabama Huntsville [UAH] is looking for amputee participants who are interested in assisting with their aquatic rehabilitation program.
According to Shannon Mathis, Ph.D. in the Department of Kinesiology at UAH, the program is designed to help amputees improve their ability to walk with their prosthetic device. Overall their goal is to improve muscle strength, balance and walking endurance, as well as reduce the risk of falling.
The program, which is tailored to the individual amputee, is three days per week, for eight weeks and each session is one hour in length. There is no cost to participate in the program, and for your participation they will pay $100 to each individual at the end of the program.
If you are interested in finding our more about the UAH Aquatic Rehabilitation Program, or to sign up and participate, visit their website at : UAH Aquatic Rehabilitation Program
"The course was very interactive, not your typical seminar where you just sit and listen to the speaker. They even had amputees share their experiences on how to deal with loss of limb." Amelette Bolton - Director of Rehab, Life Care Center of Hickory Woods
"I was impressed with the clarity of the presentation and the passion displayed by the presenters. The demonstration of the use of current technologies to speed the process of prosthetic fabricaton was impressive. The presenters emphasized the ability to have a pain-free gait in a well-fitting prosthetic, which will help the therapists identify these problems with their patients and keep their progress moving forward." Aren Swogger - Phyiscal Therapist, Life Care Center of Hickory Woods
[Approximately 90 TN healthcare professionals attend a Fourroux Prosthetics Education Seminar in Antioch, TN.]
Fourroux recognizes that in order to have success outcomes for amputees, a TEAM approach to prosthetic care is necessary. This TEAM approach often includes the amputees Doctor, Nurse, Physical Therapist, Case Manager, the Prosthetist…and most importantly input from the amputee and their family.
For the TEAM to be successful, we at Fourroux Prosthetics work closely with these groups of healthcare professionals by providing Prosthetic Educational Seminars, in order to work more collaboratively when deciding an amputees prosthetic needs today.
These seminars are designed for healthcare professionals to discuss current prosthetic solutions for amputees, today and into the future, as amputees will need a lifetime of prosthetic care.
We discuss important topics, such as:
[Fourroux utilizing group discussions during a Fourroux Prosthetics Education Seminar in Antioch, TN.]
These Prosthetic Educational Seminars are tailored in content, size and length depending on the needs of those requesting and attending the seminar.
We look forward to discussing how you can join us at Fourroux Prosthetics, and become a part of an amputees successful prosthetic TEAM!