In honor of Limb Loss Awarness Month we are joining amputees and their families around the world by taking extra time to bring awareness to the world of limb loss, and to honor our patients who overcome incredible odds every day. Take a few minutes to read through the upcoming events we have, educational pieces we have available, and the patients we are highlighting this month. Make sure you are following our social profiles as we will be posting in honor of LLAM throughout the month!
Diabetes Day and Exercise Day

At Optimus Prosthetics
Join us for an afternoon jam packed with fun, activities surrounding exercise and diabetes, and great community with other amputees! We can't think of a better way to celebrate Limb Loss Awareness Month. Check out our Facebook event to find out more details and let us know you're coming!
Honoring Our Patients

Their resilence inspires us all. Read their stories below.
Kody Hancock: Life Can Continue

Kody Hancock's life has been marked by his resilience, strong work ethic, can-do attitude, and determination. It was these character qualities that led to him landing a manufacturing job he was quite proud of. He initially got brought on as a...

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Dwayne Smith: Your Life, Your Story

Dwayne is a 41-year-old below knee amputee. He has been an Amputee since late October of 2018. He has always been active once having played semi pro football. He currently is a T-Ball coach and Direct Support Specialist for adults with...

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Jerry Minor: A Life of Dedication

We often wrongly think that age is a limiting factor and that our youth is the time when we shine brightest and make the greatest impact. However, that isn't the case for Optimus patient Jerry Minor.

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George West: Do What You Love

George West is a 75 year old amputee. He lost his right leg below the knee at the age of 39. His sense of humor and spunk are really on display when he talks about his age, "I am now a 75-year-old who really enjoys not worrying much about what I...

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Educate Yourself and Get Involved
The Amputee Coalition's video "Transformation" is an inside look into the daily lives of amputees and their supporters. They are regular people facing unique challenges to live everyday life. The Amputee Coalition Facebook page is an active forum where the latest solutions and inspirations are shared for living and loving after limb loss. Their perspectives aren't just for their community—their stories inspire everyone.
Educational Webinars - Amputee Coalition

Our webinars cover topics related to amputation and people living with limb loss and limb difference, from sepsis and physical activity to technology and advocacy, there's something relevant for you. Our presenters include clinical experts, topic ...

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Walking for Exercise
Are you wanting to do some more walking for exercise? Optimus physical therapist, Andrea Kinsinger provides these valuable tips for those wanting to exercise more by walking. READ MORE
Tips for Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetic foot care is essential as diabetes can be dangerous to your feet—even a small cut can produce serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. READ MORE
It isn't too late for you to get involved with Optimus and Limb Loss Awareness Month. Be a part of encouraging and supporting other amputees by sharing a little bit of your story, a lesson you've learned along the way, or an encouragement you have for other amputees. Email us with your name and a little about yourself and someone from our marketing team will reach out to you.
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