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New NHS funding helps amputee to improve his mobility and safety

NHS England is now able to offer microprocessor controlled prosthetic knees under newly approved funding. John Morris, an amputee of over 50 years and a patient at the Bristol Centre for Enablement, is one of the first to benefit from this new policy. At the age of 14, John from Catcott in Somerset had his left leg amputated through the ... Read More »

Research reveals demand for more opportunities for amputees

New research released reveals clear demand for more physical activities that are accessible for amputees and people with limb impairments. The findings published in a new report from LimbPower aim to give providers more information and support on this specific target audience. LimbPower hopes it will help others and ourselves to plan and deliver more appealing and suitable activities for ... Read More »

New NHS sports prostheses for future Paralympians

Children across England have begun to receive new running and swimming blades from the NHS, in a move by the government to help a future generation of young people get active and even become the next Paralympians. The introduction of children’s sports prostheses on the NHS follows the creation of a £1.5 million fund by the Department of Health to ... Read More »

NHS to give amputees advanced prosthetic technology

Ottobock UK has welcomed the Government’s decision to approve the funding for the long awaited, Clinical Commissioning Policy: Microprocessor Controlled Prosthetic Knees. The policy allows hundreds of amputees living in England with above-knee limb loss access, via the NHS, to a life changing Microprocessor Controlled Prosthetic Knee (MPK). The policy regulates the NHS provision of a specific category of prosthetic ... Read More »

Philip found his confidence with the C-Leg

Philip Patsalos, a Professor at University College London’s Institute of Neurology, saw his life both saved and changed by the choices he made one fateful day in July back in 2005. Typically, Philip is at work around 8.00am but on 7 July 2005 after he had a ‘very modest’ lie-in Philip was on his way to work travelling on the ... Read More »

Amputee learns how to fly with scholarship

Disabled man from the Wirral who lost his leg after being hit by a car wins scholarship to learn to fly through charity set up in memory of WW2 ace Sir Douglas Bader.   A young man from the Wirral who had to have his left leg amputated after being hit  by a car as a teenager, has been awarded ... Read More »

England Legend Links Up With Portsmouth Amputee Football Team

John Barnes Joins Special Training Session With Pompey Team England football legend John Barnes joined a special Portsmouth Amputee FC training session during the Euro 2016 tournament as part of the Don’t Quit Do It disability sport campaign run by law firm and Pompey sponsor Irwin Mitchell. Former Liverpool and England winger John Barnes, who has 79 caps to his ... Read More »

DON’T BE “OUT ON A LIMB” WITH PERSONAL CARE

As the UK sees the number of people undergoing an amputation reach record levels, a trail-blazing amputee is showing how to overcome the loss and live normally with assistive technology- even going to the loo. Ray Edwards MBE is now Britain’s longest surviving quad amputee,  (arms and legs amputated)- when he lost the limbs through septicemia in 1987. But his ... Read More »

Amputee Football Team Supports Disability Sport Campaign

The recently established Portsmouth Amputee Football team is featuring in the next phase of a national campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of disability sport. The south coast team has starred in a video for  to promote disability sports and the benefits for those involved. The video showcases the team’s skills and sits as part of a series including wheelchair ... Read More »

Football mad brothers receive new feet for Christmas

This Christmas, Kian and Callum Jarram received the best Christmas present they could have dreamed of, when they received new silicone prosthetic feet. Both boys were both born with Adams Oliver Syndrome, a condition that affects the growth of their hands and feet. The syndrome is an extremely rare condition that also affects the boys’ father, Jon, who has undergone ... Read More »

Ottobock introduces 4th generation of world’s first fully computer controlled prosthetic knee

 Ottobock, a world leading supplier of innovative solutions for people with limited mobility, has launched C-Leg 4, the fourth generation of the worlds first completely microprocessor controlled leg prosthesis. Since its inception in 1997, C-Leg has set the standard for microprocessor knees and every iteration since has continually improved the functionality and benefits for the user. Over 60,000 people have ... Read More »

Revolutionary new computer-controlled prosthetic leg launched

World-leading prosthetic manufacturer Ottobock, has launched a new technologically advanced prosthetic leg designed specifically for people with low mobility levels who encounter problems walking in their daily life. The new Kenevo knee, which has been launched in the UK today, uses some of the most advanced technology in world to help patients, sit, stand and walk during the rehabilitation process. ... Read More »