Below Knee Amputee
“I’m very lucky compared to most of the people I meet,” says Pam, a Fourroux Prosthetics below the knee amputee. “I’ve never been anywhere else.” Pam lost her limb in a machinery accident, and most wouldn’t see that as lucky. But being a very positive person, Pam’s main goal after the accident was to get back to living, to get back to doing the things she used to do.
Pam had heard about Fourroux Prosthetics from an amputee friend that she had met prior to becoming an amputee. When Pam’s accident happened, like many amputees, she didn’t know what to expect or where to turn.
She came to Fourroux Prosthetics to meet the staff and tour the facility. She decided Fourroux was the place where she wanted to get her prosthetics made. “Everybody is great.” Says Pam. “I mean, these are all my friends.”
One valuable resource that Pam utilizes is Fourroux’s On-site Physical Therapy. “Scott, the Therapist, I call him my gatekeeper,” explains Pam. “He trained me right and he promised me if I did it the way he told me to do it, that I’d be fine.”
Pam realized early on that learning to walk correctly with a prosthesis takes effort. It takes working with the correct individual or group that get to know you as a person, knowing where you are physically, emotionally, and where you’d like to go and what you’d like to do. We take all these into consideration and then put together a plan, a customized Prosthetic & Physical Therapy plan to get you there as quickly as possible.
“All I wanted to do was shoot basketball and play ball in the backyard,” continues Pam, “and they were like, no problem.” Pam continues to excel. She plays basketball regularly and continually strives to surpass the goals set by her and the Fourroux Prosthetics staff.
Fourroux Prosthetics is thrilled to have a friendship with Pam and hope that it continues to flourish in the years to come. It’s a relationship, one that we hope will be a relationship for life.
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