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Teen's Family Raises Funds For Hospitals That Provided Prostheses

May 14th 2020

Dave Gangl’s 17-year-old son, Matthew, was born with a lower leg deficiency that required amputation. But thanks to the compassionate care at two regional hospitals, Matthew has played varsity basketball and baseball at Horlick High School. That care led Dave Gangl and his wife, Tracy, decide that it was important…

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Tips for Staying Healthy While Stuck at Home

April 13th 2020

Health experts are advising people to stay home as much as they can to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic and slow its spread. This is especially important for those at higher risk, including people with cancer. It means big changes in daily routines including how and where you get your exercise, and what…

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DJ With No Lower Arm Controls Synthesizer Using Only His Mind and Prosthetic Arm

March 30th 2020

Bertolt Meyer, a professor at the Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany, had just discovered a way to control music synthesizer using only his thoughts. Is it possible, or is it just a supernatural magic trick?

Aside from being a professor, Meyer is also an inspiration to all incapacitated people since he was born…

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Eye-tracking Data Improves Prosthetic Hands

March 12th 2020

Prosthetic hands restore only some of the function lost through amputation. But combining electrical signals from forearm muscles with other sources of information, such as eye-tracking, promises better prostheses. A study funded by the SNSF gives specialists access to valuable new data.

The hand's 34 muscles and 20 joints enable…

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UA runner appears on 'Ellen', receives gift for trip to Paralympics

February 27th 2020

A University of Arkansas, Fayetteville runner appeared Monday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and received $20,000 aimed at helping him get to the 2020 Paralympic Games.

Hunter Woodhall, a sprinter from Syracuse, Utah, signed with UA in 2017. As a double amputee, he runs using prosthetic legs and competes for the university…

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Researchers explore the use of exoskeleton in physical therapy

February 13th 2020

A novel pilot study is the first in what researchers hope will be a series of steps to demonstrate that an exoskeleton can safely and effectively enhance rehabilitation of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Prior research demonstrated physical therapy training with an exoskeleton could improve outcomes for people after a stroke or among those…

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Amplify Yourself Through Advocacy

January 20th 2020

People living with limb loss/difference often face questions from the broader community and everyday strangers.

What happened to you? What challenges have you faced? What have you overcome? How does your device work? What was recovery like? Can you share your story?

Some people might be more open than others…

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Veteran Gains Sense Of Touch With Prosthetic Hand

January 6th 2020

Garrett Anderson has never known the pleasure of holding hands with both his children at the same time. While deployed in Iraq with the US army in 2005, a bomb blast shot shrapnel through his right arm, severing it just below the elbow. 

Today, the Illinois-based retired veteran wears a…

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Holiday Hours 2019

December 19th 2019

We would like to thank our patients and their families for allowing us to assist in their care over the past year. We know selecting your care team is a very important decision and we’re honored you chose us. 

We wish everyone a very happy holiday and a prosperous new…

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Exoskeleton Improves MS Patient's Walking Ability

December 5th 2019

Getting back in motion, one step at a time. Mary Beth Merz, of Strongsville, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1991, but had been showing signs of MS at least 10 years prior. "I had double vision. Had a hard time seeing things."

The former school teacher and stay-at-home mother…

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