Kris – PFFD Amputee (Never walked before!)

Kris was born with PFFD, a congenital limb deficiency. An attempt to fit him with a prosthesis at an early age was unsuccessful; his family was told he was a difficult fit, and they never sought a second opinion. He grew up playing sports like wheelchair basketball and participating in other activities which kept him fit. He finished school and moved from Houston to Tampa, where he is currently working two jobs. Steve Chamberland of 50 Legs.org was introduced to Kris and immediately saw his potential. “I can’t believe you’ve never walked! That’s crazy!,” Steve exclaimed. So 50legs made arrangements to bring Kris, who is now 25 years old, to Orlando to get him walking for the first time – ever! After just 3 days he took his first tentative steps (on his TaiLor Made foot!) in the bars and then just took off! Walking unassisted, making a good attempt at the rock wall, walking down stairs foot over foot and blowing us all away! We are so excited for this awesome young man and the new world that has opened up for him.

Brett, BK

Brett got in a good workout while testing a his socket. The TaiLor Made Prosthetics foot allows him to push into the ground with the same force and receive same (or better) kickback as he gets on his other foot. Brett has recenty moved to Colorado from his life-long home in California in order to train for the paralympics. He has a great testimony; check it out in his recent book, “Standing My Own Ground – Getting Up When it Seems Impossible,” available on Amazon.

Tyler, BK Amputee, Takes His TaiLor Made Foot to the Tennessee Mountains

Tyler put his new TaiLor Made prosthetic foot to the test in the Tennessee mountains last weekend. He gives it a thumbs up for performance, stability and comfort!

TaiLor Made Foot Enables Ryanne to Walk Down Stairs with Control!

Ryanne was able to walk down stairs foot over foot for the first time EVER! “The TaiLor Made feet made it easy for me to stay stable on the steps,” Ryanne, who’s been missing her legs since birth, explained. “I thought I needed microprocessors to do that (she wears Össur Total Knees); it’s so exciting!”

Denise, BK Amputee

Denise loved the comfort and energy of the TaiLor Made foot from the moment she first walked on it. “It feels like I have an ankle!” she exclaimed. Denise’s daughter, Nicole, noticed right away that she had more spring in her step. “Hey, mom,” she said, “let’s run!” It was fun watching this mother/daughter moment as Nicole *coaxed* her mom into attempting to jog for the first time since losing her leg.

Update on Dana, Hip Disarticulate Amputee

Dana, who was an avid runner before her hip-disarticulate amputation, recently completed her first 5K on a prosthetic leg. She’s determined to get back as much mobility as possible, and says her TaiLor Made foot has made a huge improvement in her confidence, stability and energy while walking.

Feedback on TLM prosthetic foot from Eric S. Eisenberg, MS, CPO: “We have had great results!”

“I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how impressed we at BioTech Limb and Brace are with the TaiLor Made foot. Recently, we put it on three bilateral transtibial amputees who previously walked using handheld assistance. These patients, when provided with the TaiLor Made feet, felt confident enough to walk unassisted! If this was one patient we would believe it was something other than the feet. However, when you see the same results on three different bilateral patients, you have to really believe in the ground compliance of the feet. We have had great results with unilateral patients as well, but these three cases have made us believers in TaiLor Made!”

Here’s an example of bilateral transtibial amputee walking on TaiLor Made prosthetic feet (photo and video examples provided by TaiLor Made, not practitioner):