A Message from Ottobock North America on COVID-19
For 100 years, we’ve researched and developed products to ensure the quality of life you deserve. Now, as we face the global Coronavirus pandemic together, we want to help you sustain the life you love.
Our mission to help people maintain or regain their freedom of movement guides us. Because #OttobockCares, we’re committed to providing you with resources to keep moving, to get information from clinical experts, and to celebrate our incredible community.
Join us on social media as we navigate through the impact of Coronavirus on our world today. You will find fitness tips from current and former Paralympic athletes along with mental health and wellness strategies to help you achieve balance during this stressful time. We will also invite you to attend Facebook and Instagram Live events where you can connect directly with people in our online community.
Sending each and every one of you warm wishes for your health and safety,
Your Ottobock North America Family
Fitness app for amputees
Designed specifically for lower limb amputees, this free app helps you achieve optimal outcomes with your prosthesis. The “Fitness for Amputees” app was developed by therapists and includes three modules:
- Strength & endurance
- Coordination & balance
- Stretch & relax
Each module includes multiple exercises that can be completed at different levels of difficulty, depending on your ability. The app allows you to set personal goals, track your progress, and even incorporate your own audio playlist into your program!
The app can be downloaded for iOS or Android devices using the following links:
Ask Aaron is an interactive social media video series hosted by Ottobock Manager of Consumer Engagement, Aaron Holm. Through informational videos and off-the-cuff livestreaming, Ask Aaron educates, motivates, and connects with the limb loss community in new ways. As we make it through the COVID-19 pandemic, Ask Aaron will continue to release a variety of videos and interviews that touch on mental and physical health, working with your prosthetist while social distancing, and more.
#MotivationMondays are led by Professional Clinical Specialist and Former Paralympian Brian Frasure. In these short episodes, Brian will walk through simple adaptive exercises that you can do at home, as well as cover other topics such as stress management. You can view the full series on Ottobock North America's YouTube channel.
Watch now: #MotivationMonday: Exercise with Milk Jugs
Did you know you probably already have awesome workout "equipment" lying around your house? In this episode, Brian discusses how you can utilize milk jugs to get a killer upper arm and chest work out.