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.
Veterans are special individuals, and as such, they should be treated with care and respect. However, many senior service members find it difficult to get the medical care they need for both their physical and mental health because navigating the systems is confusing. Medicare and veterans services are mutually exclusive, and they offer different types of care and come with separate sets of rules. It can often feel incredibly overwhelming to figure out which way to go or how to get started with a new doctor.
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.
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 [...]
Mobility Outreach International is committed to doing whatever it takes to help people walk – and we need your help to make this happen. Join us and become a monthly donor. When you give monthly, you are enrolled in our Step Up Partners program. This means that you are giving the gift of mobility to children and their families and are helping them achieve greater independence and the chance for a more normal life.
While people in America may not be familiar with clubfoot and the mobility challenges that it presents, the National Institute of Health reports that 1 in 1,000 children are born with this limiting disease. Clubfoot is a congenital foot deformity that is officially known as talipes equinovarus (TEV) or congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV). Sufferers often have a reduced quality of life without proper treatment.
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, [...]
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 [...]
GIVE MOBILITY, GIVE HOPE! Thank you for celebrating our 30th Anniversary! Over 300 people filled Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue Washington to support the 30th Anniversary of Mobility Outreach International at our Steps to Healing Auction & Gala held on Saturday February 23rd 2019! Together, we raised $361,132 and counting! Your generosity will provide technical training, orthopedic surgery, clubfoot [...]
There are a wide range of mobility problems, caused by loss of a limb, genetic conditions, or injury. Limited mobility can be a serious challenge for individuals who are attempting to live their best life, as they may experience pain, reduced limb function and more. While many mobility issues can be solved through orthotics and [...]