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!
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.
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.
At the age of 2, Christine lost her leg to bone cancer. Today, after we fit her with the TaiLor Made foot, she ran, in her words, “like a normal person,” for the first time in her life!
Maria lost one leg above the knee and suffered damage to the other in 2003 as a result of the El Nogal Club bombing terrorist attack that occurred in Bogotá, Colombia. At the time she was 12 years old. Maria’s parents were both killed in the blast. She made a full recovery and now, at age 27, with a cosmetic cover on her prosthesis (C-leg) her gait is so good it is impossible to tell she is an amputee. For workout activities, Maria would use a Total Knee, but switch back to her C-Leg for everything else. That was until we put the TaiLor Made foot on it! After walking, running, descending stairs and ramps and walking on uneven terrain, Maria exclaimed, “This is incredible! I don’t normally like this leg (knee) for walking, but now it’s very smooth!”
Jack is another TaiLor Made foot success story! The foot has helped smooth out his gait, and he feels more comfortable when he runs than he did with his previous foot, which he described as feeling “clunky.”
Jeff showed off his TaiLor Made prosthetic feet on the red carpet with Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays Bauman in the movie “Stronger” based on his life before and after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Jeff has been wearing TaiLor Made prosthetic feet for over 3 years, and swears by them. “When I put on these feet I felt like I had the balance to walk without falling for the first time since losing my legs,” he explained. “With other feet I couldn’t do that. I don’t worry…I’m very comfortable and steady”
Chad who has a short, above knee amputation, was amazed by the energy of the TaiLor Made foot going up a ramp, and the stability it gave him while descending. “I wasn’t able to do this at all,” Chad remarked. “At one point I thought the knee was stuck because I wasn’t been thrown forward, but it actually was performing like a real foot.”