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Resources - category 2

Books, magazines, and other print resources

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Books      download .pdf

Just One Foot: How Amputation Cured My Disability - Judy  Johnson Berma -
This is a first-person account about growing up with a limb difference and the decision to amputate.

Living With a Below-Knee Amputation; A Unique Insight From a Prosthetist/Amputee - Richard Lee Riley, CP, BSe -
This is an insightful book covering the full range of topics related to below knee amputations such as: planning for an amputation, the terminology of prosthetics and experiences of people who wore them, legal issues, and a variety of useful resources.

Lower Limb Amputation - Dr. Adrian Cristian -
This book covers topics related to life as a new amputee and all it entails.

Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind - V. S. Ramachandran -
Many amputees will to some degree experience phantom sensations or phantom pain. Learn what it means to have "a phantom" and what can be done to decrease its effect. 

You're Not Alone: With the Stories of 38 Remarkable Amputees Who Conquered the Challenges of a Lifetime - John Sabolich -
Inspirational recounting of life experiences by amputees. The book is a bit outdated but still very relevant.

Magazines      download .pdf

AMPLITUDE magazine -
Amplitude magazine provides valuable and unbiased news, information, and resources for amputees who want to live more fully, as well as articles and information relevant to their families and their caregivers. It offers content on a wide variety of topics, including peer support, active living, emotional issues, health and wellness, mobility, and adaptive living—anything that will help amputees enjoy all that life has to offer.

CHALLENGE magazine -
Challenge Magazine is a publication of Disabled Sports USA, providing adaptive sports information to adults and children with disabilities, including those who are visually impaired, amputees, spinal cord injured (paraplegic and quadriplegic), and those who have multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, autism and other related intellectual disabilities. The magazine is available online or in print at no charge.

inMotion -
Published 6 times per year by the Amputee Coalition, this magazine was once a paid subscription, but is now available at no cost, or as a free online resource on the Amputee Coalition website.

New Mobility -
New Mobility, a subsidiary of United Spinal Association, publishes this monthly magazine for wheelchair users.

O&P EDGE magazine -
EDGE is a free monthly magazine that offers timely information created specifically for the OP&P professional.

Other print resources

Resource Guides

Limb Loss Resource Guide -
Created by Amplitude Media, this guide provides a wide range of information that is useful for all amputees.