Understanding the Benefits of Prosthetic Breasts
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2M ago
When most people hear the term “prosthetics”, they think of artificial limbs to replace ones that have been lost, but the term actually applies to a greater variety of devices ..read more
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Three Things Friends and Family Can Do to Support a Recent Amputee
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2M ago
If a loved one has recently had a limb amputated, it can be difficult to figure out how to support them. Our team at Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics has worked ..read more
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What Kids and Parents Need to Know About Pediatric Prosthetics
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2M ago
People of all sizes and ages need prosthetics, and our team at Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics is here to provide them. We have particular experience in working with kids and ..read more
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Amputee Workout Ideas to Reach Fitness Goals
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by Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics
10M ago
Workouts tailored to the unique needs of an amputee can help improve strength, flexibility, and balance. In this article, we’ll explore effective workouts for amputees that can get them closer to achieving their fitness goals. Cardio to Maintain a Healthy Heart In addition to maintaining heart health, improving circulation, and promoting weight management, cardio can be fun. Amputees can participate in various cardio workouts, including: Swimming. A low-impact exercise that works the entire body, swimming is an excellent choice for amputees, as it places minimal stress on the joints and resi ..read more
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Pediatric Orthotics for Flat Feet: A Guide for Parents
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by Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics
11M ago
Flat feet, also known as pes planus, are common in children when the arch of the foot is either not fully developed or collapses when bearing weight. While many children outgrow this condition, others may require additional support in the form of pediatric orthotics. Benefits of Pediatric Orthotics for Flat Feet Improved Support. Orthotics can help support the foot arch, distributing pressure more evenly and reducing strain on the muscles and ligaments. Enhanced Stability. By promoting proper foot alignment, orthotics can improve balance and stability, helping to prevent injuries and falls ..read more
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Mastectomy Prosthesis and Exercise: Yes, You Can Swim, Too!
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by Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics
1y ago
A mastectomy shouldn’t stop you from enjoying activities you love. With a suitable mastectomy prosthesis and proper guidance, you can participate in various exercises, including swimming. Swimming rebuilds muscle strength and improves cardiovascular fitness while going easy on the joints. Choosing the Right Mastectomy Prosthesis for Swimming Selecting the right mastectomy prosthesis can significantly improve your comfort and confidence while swimming. A mastectomy prosthesis for the pool is made from lightweight, water-resistant materials such as silicone or foam. Silicone prostheses are more ..read more
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Four Ways Diabetic Footwear Helps with Neuropathy
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by Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics
1y ago
Proper foot care is essential to prevent complications with diabetes, and diabetic footwear should be part of your foot care routine. Let’s look at four ways diabetic footwear helps manage and alleviate neuropathy symptoms. Pressure Redistribution. One of the primary benefits of diabetic footwear is pressure redistribution. Neuropathy can lead to areas of the foot being more prone to pressure sores and ulcers. Diabetic shoes are designed with extra cushioning, support, and a wider toe box to distribute pressure evenly across the foot. This reduces the risk of injury and promotes healing in c ..read more
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Understanding the Benefits of Prosthetic Breasts
Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics Blog
by Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics
1y ago
When most people hear the term “prosthetics”, they think of artificial limbs to replace ones that have been lost, but the term actually applies to a greater variety of devices. For example, many people who undergo mastectomies due to breast cancer choose to wear prosthetic breasts following the procedure. In our experience at Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics, some people can be dismissive about this use of prosthetics, believing them to be purely cosmetic and therefore less important than other types of prosthetics. In this article, we will go over some of the benefits of prosthetic breasts ..read more
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Are Cosmetic Prosthetics Right for You?
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by Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics
1y ago
Our team at Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics has been providing prosthetics and other assistive devices for many years, and we want to help you find the right devices for you. When talking about prosthetics, we generally split them into two categories: active prosthetics, which have active movement, and passive prosthetics, which don’t. In our experience, many people (especially able-bodied ones) assume active prosthetics would always be preferable, but there are actually certain situations in which passive prosthetics are the best choice. Specifically, many amputees choose to wear cosmetic ..read more
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Lesser-Known Side Effects of Limb Loss and How to Deal with Them
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by Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics
1y ago
As you would expect from a prosthetics company, our team at Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics has worked extensively with patients dealing with limb loss. We strive to provide high-quality prosthetic devices to help you restore as much functionality as possible, and we also do our best to educate amputees and their families about what to expect. In our experience, most people know to expect the loss of function and dexterity that come from limb loss, and many people even know about phantom limb pains, but there are other effects that are not as well-known. We encourage you to keep reading to ..read more
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