One of the first thoughts many people have when they learn they’re going to need an arm or leg amputated is, “My quality of life will never be the same.” In fact, some have gone as far as to think that their life is over.
Whether you’ve lost a limb due to an accident or illness, we understand your pain. We understand that losing a limb can be a time of mourning, soul searching, anger, and other conflicting, confusing emotions.
However, as a provider of prosthetic devices since 2004, we also have the joy of seeing the other side of things— how many of our patients are seemingly brought back to life after they are fitted for a prosthetic limb that is right for them.
We’re writing to give you encouragement and hope. Just because you’ve lost a limb doesn’t mean that you don’t get the chance to live a full life with better days ahead. In fact, we’re going to go over a few ways that a prosthesis can improve your quality of life.
A prosthesis is often required after an illness or accident, and with the right attitude and team collaboration with your prosthetics provider, can provide you with a new “attitude of gratitude.”
After all, we should all be grateful for this time we have on earth, and while having a prosthesis may be an inconvenience at times, you have to keep focused on the bigger picture, which is the fact that you’re still on this earth to make a difference in people’s lives.
One of the concerns for many active people who become amputees is that they will never be able to do what they love again. While every situation is different and we can’t make any promises, we can confidently say that many of our patients are able to resume activities they once loved after getting properly fitted for a prosthesis that meets their needs.
In fact, we’ve written articles dedicated to these subjects, such as “A prosthetic leg for running” and “Choosing a prosthetic leg for golf”.
Increase your mobility
A new prosthetic arm or leg is a welcomed addition for anyone who has struggled with limited mobility due to their prosthetic arm or leg. In fact, one of the most frequent requests we get from our patients is that they need a prosthesis in order to be as mobile as possible and live a normal life!
Improve your self-image
Our patients are VERY proud of their prostheses. In fact, many of our patients customize their prosthetic devices with “tattoos” and other customizations to show them off.
One of the best parts about working with amputees is seeing the looks on their faces when they go from not having a prosthesis (or having one that doesn’t fit correctly) to getting a custom prosthesis that fits and perfectly meets their needs.
When your self-image improves, your quality of life does as well.
Have you recently had an amputation or is it time for a new prosthesis?
Whether you are a new amputee or are simply in need of a new prosthesis, we can help. We’re here to be a welcomed addition to your life, not a subtraction. If you are looking for a prosthetics provider and fitter that will work with you, address any concerns you may have, and focus on getting you fitted with a prosthesis that is right for you, please give our office a call today, or contact us here to schedule your appointment.
At Georgia Prosthetics, this isn’t just a job for us; enriching people’s lives through our work with amputees is our passion. Give us a call today!
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1947 Briarwood Ct NE, Atlanta, GA 30329