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UAH Aquatic Training Program

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

Or, you can contact Shannon Mathis, Ph.D. via email [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.], or by phone at 615-400-8740.

 5Star "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

 5Star "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


banner pages educational seminar[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:

  • Correct prosthetics intervention
  • Traditional methods of prosthetic care vs. today’s advancements in prosthetics
  • The use of CAD/CAM technology and it’s benefits
  • Follow-up programs
  • Overall prosthetic care approaches for successful amputee outcomes

banner pages educational seminar 2[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.

If you are a healthcare professional, and would like more information about our Prosthetic Educational Seminars, please contact us today at 888-810-6220, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to discussing how you can join us at Fourroux Prosthetics, and become a part of an amputees successful prosthetic TEAM!

Tess Burford, MSPO CP LP (Certified Prosthetist)Tess
Fourroux Prosthetics - Birmingham, AL
2867 Acton Road
Birmingham, AL  35243
Phone:  (205) 874-9683
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The world of prosthetics is relatively unfamiliar to the general public, but the advancements in prosthetics over the past couple decades amaze those who come in contact with one. Prosthetics today are technologically advanced and are designed specific for each individual, allowing amputees to be as functional as they were prior to amputation, and in some cases more.

Prosthetics are made up of various components with varying degrees of complexity, and it seems like the technology is constantly evolving. However, there are some generalities of a prosthetic leg that need to be initially understood. That understanding is crucial for a person who is living with limb loss, as well as those who have a friend or loved one who is dealing with amputation.

As with any new obstacle in life, Jim Stevens had no idea what the future would hold when he lost his limb below the knee. He knew very little about prosthetics, or life as an amputee. He didn't know what all it would entail. Would he be confined to a wheelchair? Would he be able to resume the things in life he enjoyed?

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