Eliza Ault-Connell's Pro-Flex Story

At the age of 16, Eliza Ault-Connell contracted Meningococcal Disease. Two days after contracting the disease and whilst being in a coma, her parents made the life-saving decision to amputate both her legs below the knees. Later on, Eliza made the decision to have her fingers amputated to reduce the risk of re-infection.

Eliza was fitted with prosthetic legs and has since went on to represent Australia in the Commonwealth Games, Olympics and Paralympics as a track and wheelchair athlete.

Eliza shares her experience with the Pro-Flex feet.

"In the past I have only ever used a basic foot, which was enough to get by, but not thrive with.

I love the fact that the Pro-Flex allows my gait to be as natural as possible and gives me practical movement that allows me to perform movements that amputees usually struggle with, balance particularly!"

Since being fitted with the Pro-Flex, Eliza has been able to achieve so much more out of her day.

"Everyone comments on how natural my gait is and how much more I am able to do, which is a lot even by an amble bodied person’s standards!

I am able to put my legs on at 4.30am and train my session then take clients through their sessions, look after 3 kids and still be able to walk right up until bedtime - something that, prior to Pro-Flex, I would be fatigued by the afternoon. Now nothing stops me!"

Eliza comments that not only are the Pro-Flex feet functional, but the best part of them is the fact that they look great also.

"I have always covered up technology with beige covers; this time I opened for something more robotic and mechanical and I love the fact you can see each part moving and performing its function.

After being an amputee for 20 years, the Pro-Flex has been the greatest gift. To once again feel the confidence and freedom to literally stride out in life and be the best I can be.