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British Army soldier regains ability to walk using most advanced bionic leg in the world

Craig lost his left leg in 2010 whilst serving in Afghanistan with the British Army. He has since regained his ability to walk using the most advanced bionic leg in the world and has become a symbol of hope for other injured veterans through his charity work with BLESMA and Help for Heroes.   Craig Gadd, from Hull, Yorkshire lost ... Read More »

Ottobock promotes access to prosthetics at Palace of Westminster exhibition

Eric Ollerenshaw MP hosts event with Parliamentarians and amputees in a drive to deliver greater awareness for access to prosthetics Ottobock, a world-leading supplier of innovative solutions for people with limited mobility, has supported an exhibition at the House of Commons promoting access to prosthetics for disabled people. The event was hosted by Eric Ollerenshaw MP for Lancaster and Read More »

Incredible video of quadruple amputee US Navy bomb specialist dancing cheek-to-cheek with girlfriend at friend’s wedding

At first glance the couple twirling and shimmying across the dance floor look like any enthusiastic wedding guests – but U.S. Navy specialist,Taylor Morris, and his girlfriend, Danielle Kelly, could have stolen the spotlight from even the most glamorous bride and groom.In a moving video filmed at a friend’s wedding in September, the quadruple amputee and bomb disposal Read More »

Honorary Degree for Superstar Sprinter Pistorius

Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was awarded an honorary degree at the University of Strathclyde today (Monday 12 November) during a graduation ceremony at Barony Hall. The South African sprinter was joined by hundreds of engineering graduates as he was made a Doctor of the University. The award builds on the University’s relationship with the sports star, who gave ... Read More »

LimbPower working with UK Athletics to spot Amputee Running Talent for Rio 2016

LimbPower have teamed up with UK Athletics and England Athletics to help them to find talented track athletes of the future, with an eye to continuing to build on the Paralympic success forged in London.  As a part of the Talent Intro days that UK Athletics are running across the country, LimbPower are offering ‘Learn to Run’ clinics for amputees ... Read More »

Dog who’s learning to walk again after he was fitted with a prosthetic

Edward the pug was born with three legs and a stump, but now walks on all fours after being fitted with a prosthetic limb.  The one-year-old rescue dog is one of the first animals in Australia to be given an artificial leg and can finally run and play with his friends at the Pug Rescue and Adoption centre in Victoria.  ... Read More »