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Crossfit Amps Up Patient’s Fitness

At the start of the New Year, Rik Slone would not have thought he could accomplish what he has done since then. An amputee from an industrial accident in 2000, Rik’s life changed remarkably after he joined a CrossFit program.
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HKAFOs Help Spina Bifida Patient Walk

When 3-year-old Ryeland was in the APO office recently for an adjustment to his third set of HKAFOs (Hip-Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses), he was a little surprised to see another patient – an adult – wearing the same orthoses.
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Haitian Quake Victim Doing Well with Prosthesis from APO

Ken Horsfall, CPO, LPO, was able to make a huge difference in the life of a Haitian girl. Joe-Verly Charles, 15, lost part of her left leg after the Haiti earthquake in 2010 when a concrete wall collapsed on top of her. Doctors tried to save her leg, but ultimately she had a below-knee amputation.
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No Stopping This Young Man’s Dreams

In the prime of his young adult life, Jacob M. was a strapping 203-pound body builder. Working out nearly every day, Jacob was a budding star in weight-lifting competitions and body building contests. His career plans included working for the Polk County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy, a goal he’s had for several years.
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Baby Rocks His Cranial Remolding Helmet

Baby Brannon, son of Zak and Molly K., looks quite dashing in his aviator helmet. While the helmet is certainly a conversation starter, its purpose is to correct positional plagiocephaly resulting from torticollis.
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Patient Finds that Sometimes Laughter is the Best Medicine

Patient Brian K. has a great, sometimes dry, sense of humor, and a positive attitude that seemingly has no boundary.
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After 35 Years Without A Prosthesis, Arm Amputee Finds i-limb™ Gives Him Flexibility

Life changed dramatically for Ray D. in 1963 when, while driving a tractor-mounted corn picker on the family farm, the tractor hit a 2,400 volt high line.
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MS Patient Finds Walking Easier with NESS L300™ Foot Drop System

Tracy C. has been limited in her mobility due to the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS), which include fatigue, weakness in the extremities, pain, and difficulties with coordination and balance.
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