-Prosthetics are artificial
extensions of a missing limb.
-Prosthetics are designed to mimic
an actual limb. This can go as far as replicating freckles, hair,
and skin tone.
-Prosthetic Limbs are filled with
sensory technology that works like the body's nervous system.
-Physical Therapists who specialize
in this field are training specifically in Prosthetics. Either they
have witnessed the production of prosthetics first hand or have great
experience in their field of focus.
-In therapy sessions, the patient
learns to adapt to their new limb. Exercises involve strengthening and
utilization of the limb in order for the patient to adjust. Also, these
exercises give the body a chance to accept the new limb.
-For more information on how to
pursue a career in the Prosthetics field, click here.
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