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Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp

WillowWood invited our friends at the Amputee Coalition to be our guest blogger and share information about their Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp, something near and dear to WillowWood and our staff. To apply as a camper or a counselor or to make a donation towards the camp, visit the Amputee Coalition’s website. Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp Continue reading…

Comfort & Durability Now Fabric-Free

WillowWood’s Alpha Duo™ Liner YOU ASKED, WE LISTENED. It has been long expressed that clinicians and amputees alike desired a fabric-free Alpha Liner option. But the Alpha line is a lot to live up to and creating a fabric-free liner that is as equally as impressive as its counterparts was no easy feat. The unique Continue reading…

What To Do With Used Prostheses?

WillowWood receives several calls a month from families and amputees about what they can do with prostheses that are no longer needed. Our customer care team refers the callers to the Limbs for Life Foundation. We invited Lucy Fraser from the foundation to share what happens these to donations.  Hello from Oklahoma!  I am Lucy Continue reading…

Thank You, Good Samaritans

Thank you. Just two little words, but they can convey so much emotion. For an individual who receives prosthetic care or a prosthesis free-of-charge from a generous clinician or as part of a mission trip abroad, the simple phrase of ‘Thank you’ may be the easiest way to convey a flood of emotions. In a Continue reading…

Excellence in Ecuador

WillowWood is fortunate to have a global network of distribution companies to provide sales and support for our products around the world. We love hearing about the great work that they’re doing, and we enjoy sharing it with you. In this month’s blog, we are highlighting some recent activities in Ecuador. Uniting Frontiers Forum The Continue reading…

Summer Fun at Camp

The Amputee Coalition’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp is a five-day traditional summer camp experience for children ages 10-17 who have lost arms and/or legs or who were born with limb differences. The camp offers challenging activities that build campers’ confidence regardless of skill level and takes place at Camp JOY in Clarksville, Ohio. Last year Continue reading…

Developing a Master’s of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics to Tackle the New and Ever-Changing Healthcare Environment

This month’s guest blogger, W. Lee Childers PhD MSPO CP from the Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics at Alabama State University, writes about the challenge of establishing a Master’s program in P&O. Today’s healthcare environment is more comprehensive, complex and dynamic than ever before.  We are treating more complicated patients with ever tightening budgets. Third-party Continue reading…

Helping Amputees in a Simple Way

As a manufacturer of prosthetic products, we frequently receive calls and e-mails from either amputees themselves or from someone who has an amputee in their family about what they can do with old prostheses. The prostheses could be from young amputees who have outgrown them or could have been used by a loved one who Continue reading…

All in a Day’s (Charitable) Work

One of the perks of being a manufacturer of lower-extremity prosthetic products is the chance to assist charitable organizations dedicated to helping others return to a ‘normal’ life after becoming amputees.  Along with organizations like Limbs for Life and Physicians for Peace, we’ve had the honor to assist individual clinicians devoting professional and personal time Continue reading…

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