Jennifer Robinson's Blog

If We Like How It Looks, We'll Probably Wear It. 

Written by Jenrobinson Thursday, June 24, 2010 2:30:45 PM
There's actually an incredibly practical reason for orthotists and prosthetists to take their patients’ aesthetic concerns into consideration. If we like how the device looks, there’s more of a chance that we’ll use it.... read more

The Interesting Thing About PFFD, Proximal Femoral Focal... 

Written by Jenrobinson Wednesday, June 23, 2010 12:38:49 PM
Artwork Copyright 2010 Jennifer Latham Robinson, I was walking through the central fabrication laboratory where I work the other day and happened to notice an intriguing plaster positive of a person’s ... read more

Amputee Driving 

Written by Jenrobinson Friday, June 18, 2010 9:31:24 AM
A wonderful question was brought up at our Amputees Together support group meeting last night. A common question for a new amputee, whether he or she has experienced upper or lower extremity amputation, is... "How will I drive?"... read more

Single Shoes for Amputees 

Written by Jenrobinson Tuesday, May 18, 2010 9:05:35 AM
Looking at my posts, I notice that the issue of 'shoes for amputees' has come up more than once.Though I may be at risk for seeming like a shoe fanatic (maybe I am), I have another post on this issue. Today I was asked a great... read more

Tampa Electric (TECO) Services for the Disabled 

Written by Jenrobinson Tuesday, May 11, 2010 4:23:21 PM
I spoke to a man this month whose home electricity was shut off. He was in the hospital, post-amputation, and was ready to go home... to a home with no electricity. The hospital social worker is very pro-active and contacted me to... read more

Impromptu Amputee Beach Tips 

Written by Jennifer Latham Robinson Friday, April 9, 2010 1:16:07 PM
Impromptu Amputee Beach Tips: • If a prosthetic limb is left in a hot car, the heat can melt & warp the plastic. • There are prosthetic limbs designed for use in water. After use, don't forget to turn the... read more

'The Best of Crutches' Top 4 List: How I Made a 'Pull Sock' ... 

Written by Jennifer Latham Robinson Tuesday, April 6, 2010 8:32:52 AM
My transfemoral (above knee) prosthetic socket is a true suction fit, meaning there is nothing between my skin and the inner flexible socket.  Like many people who utilize this suspension design (how the prosthesis is attached to the body), I... read more

Patient Choice for Orthotics and Prosthetics 

Written by Jennifer Latham Robinson Friday, March 12, 2010 12:10:00 PM
In the orthotics and prosthetics field, 'patient choice' is a hot topic.  In this case, when I refer to 'patient choice', I am referring to a patient being able to select his or her own preferred orthotic and/or prosthetic provider.  If... read more

Corey Haim in the Silver Bullet... A 'Disabled' Girl's Dream 

Written by Jennifer Latham Robinson Thursday, March 11, 2010 3:48:15 PM
I was one of many young girls who had a gigantic crush on Corey Haim.  Though I didn't really follow his career once I passed that stage of teen-dream-idolizing, I clearly remember the acting role that drove me into my prepubescent... read more

Above Knee Amputee Tries 'Work Out' Athletic Shoes 

Written by Jennifer Robinson Monday, March 8, 2010 10:54:28 AM
Yesterday, I tried the ‘work-out’, or ‘shape-up’, shoes for the first time.  These are the newest trend of athletic shoes that have an extreme rocker bottom at the heel and very thick sole that tapers at the toe.  The bottom of the shoe... read more
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