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.
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.
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!”
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.”
Dana (Hip Disarticulate)
Dana was unable to walk without crutches or for long periods of time in her previous socket/foot system. She can now walk with comfort and stability since she was fit with a better-fitting prosthesis and the TaiLor Made prosthetic foot. “I can feel the foot flex and then plant itself on the ground,” explains Dana. “I know where it is and what it is doing, and don’t have that feeling of being pushed forward. It works like a real foot!”