How Orthotics Can Help Your Feet

If you're suffering from leg, back, foot or hip pain, there may be a simple solution that will help you improve your quality of life and reduce overall symptoms and pain. Living with an uneven gait, shuffling or pain can negatively impact your life in a variety of ways, but you can work with your doctor to determine if orthotics are a potential solution to help your feet.

By | September 24th, 2019|Prosthetics & Orthotics|0 Comments

The Shoemaker Meets the KAFO Training Team

Mobility Outreach International and our DAHW organized a Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO) training course at Thies Hospital Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center. One of the two patients that volunteered for the training was a shoemaker named, Mr. Ousseynou Diamé.

By | July 30th, 2019|Disability, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Real Life Stories|0 Comments

Sepp Heim: His Passion for the Global Prosthetic and Orthotic Field

Sepp Heim had a passion for the global prosthetic and orthotic field. He was involved in promoting and enhancing the profession until his last day, willingly giving advice and support for the ever-evolving profession that he helped build to achieve worldwide recognition. His vision to establish world-wide educational standards to enable self-sustainability in the developing [...]

Steep Challenges Drive Innovation in Haiti

Along a dusty and steep hillside, where land is cheap, the power of the human spirit is visible. Telfort Cricétil suffered a severe compound fracture from an automobile accident in recent years and as a result of the poor medical treatment he received, he became a trans-tibial (below knee) amputee. To have a better life, [...]

Helping a Family Back Get Back on Their Feet

Madame Tenning Faye, a 40 year resident of the small town of Kaffrine in Senegal, had been an amputee since her car accident injury in 2012. She is the mother of 6 children and the loss of her mobility has reduced her small business income significantly, the family lives at the poverty level. She and [...]