About Balance Solutions
Getting that balance right can mean greater independence, with an increase in both the frequency and safety of transfers and ambulation.
Those with diabetes and vascular conditions are especially in need of an appropriate prosthetic solution to help them achieve the right balance. A liner, for example, needs to protect vulnerable skin, and the socket should be easy to use and provide secure suspension. A prosthetic knee, if required, should offer effective stability and support for confident single-speed ambulation, while a foot module should deliver a level of energy return that is in proportion to the activity and load.
Getting the balance right
For many people with limb-loss, age and poor health can have a significant impact on mobility and confidence. The use of a prosthetic limb can be challenging in itself, so feeling secure and comfortable from the outset is vital if the user is to maintain a level of independence, however small.
Information for Prosthetic Users
Whether from disease or trauma, losing a limb is a life-changing experience. We have compiled a brief introduction to living life with limb loss to help you on the road to recovery after your amputation.