The site includes two manuals: for Above-Knee Amputees and for Below-Knee Amputees
Law and Policy
Recreation, Leisure, & Sports
- Practical Tips for Sport and High Activity
- Recommended Exercises
Designed in association with the British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in and the Physiotherapy Inter Regional Prosthetic Audit Group to remind you of the exercises you may have been taught by your physiotherapist and to help you perform them correctly at home.
- Amputees Support Group
It is a meeting place for people who deal with health challenges, a comfort zone to help and get help by people who are in your spot.
- Support Groups
- Support Groups & Peer Support
With over 260 support groups and over 1,000 peer visitors across the country, peer support offers an interactive map which allows to find a support group registered with the Amputee Coalition by state.
- Permanently Disabled Support Group
This group has four forums: Introductions & Personal Stories, General & Support, Medicine & Treatments, and Lounge - Off topic discussions where you can share your dilemmas, your feelings and experiences.
- Social Security Disability Advice Group
The SSD Advice support group offers many ways of interacting and sharing knowledge for people with different types of disability.
- Tying Shoelaces One-handed
YouTube video made by Roy Haycock, Limbless Association Treasurer.
Using A Below Knee Prosthesis (Purchase)
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP)
It is an instructional DVD that explains and demonstrates most of what a trans-tibial amputee needs to know to successfully wear a below knee prosthesis. The DVD focuses on donning and doffing a prosthesis, caring for a prosthesis (including hygiene), and maintaining a proper fit with sock management. The DVD is specific to two types of prostheses: suction suspension and locking liner suspension.
For detailed information on Insurance, Financial Assistance, and Medicare go to: Finance & Insurance
For additional information, stop by, call us at (630) 909-7090 or e-mail library staff