A: Preparing yourself for a prosthesis can be as much of a mental process as it is a physical one. It is important to prepare yourself for an unfamiliar experience and be willing to embrace the unknown. Anxiety and self doubt are completely normal feelings to have, but if left unchecked they can quickly grow out of control and be responsible for keeping you off of your feet for longer than necessary. Our goal is to help you get back on your feet and assist you in returning to the lifestyle that you once enjoyed. A little adaptability, patience and a can-do attitude on your part will ensure that you get the most out of your device.
As for the physical preparations for a prosthesis, our best advice is to trust in the guidance of your physical therapist and stick to their program. All of the work that you put in before you receive your first prosthesis can greatly affect the amount of time it takes you to learn how to use your device. Regardless of the level of amputation you have, or the condition that you were in prior to losing a limb, you can expect to do a lot of hard work in order to reach your goals. As long as you work your hardest to build your strength and improve your skills with the prosthesis, you will eventually get there.
The Recipe to Prosthetic Success:
-A Good Attitude
-Listening to your Physical Therapist!!!