The Prosthetic Users Group meets the second Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 pm – 8 pm.  

 It’s a great place to meet peers, share experiences, and give and get good tips for meeting life’s challenges and adventures.  Here are the details:

2nd Tuesday of the Month
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Location:  The Amputee Center, 2311 Ohio Ave Ste B, Parkersburg, WV 26101

Meeting Agendas:

Monthly in-person meetings .

All meetings are now held at The Amputee Center, which is located inside our new Parkersburg office at 2311 Ohio Ave Ste B Parkersburg, WV 26101. It’s near the toll bridge next to JoAnn Fabrics and the VA Clinic.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Our monthly meeting is Tuesday, Oct 12 at 6:30 pm at the Amputee Center! We will have a speaker this month!
 
Dr. Heather McCarter from McCarter Health Center will speak at 7 pm on varying treatments for pain such as Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Massage, CBD, THC and future updates on a dispensary. She will discuss what options are good for specific aspects of phantom limb, physical constraints that lead to pain patterns, gait and postural imbalances and how to do gait retraining. https://mccarterhealthcenter.com/
 
Feel free to bring snacks to share, but don’t feel obligated to bring anything but yourself. Family and friends are welcome to come too.
 
The monthly meetings are a great place to share your goals and let everyone know when you reach them.  Reach your goal and you may take home the gold medal for the month.  Congrats to last month’s winner, Fr. Chuck McGinnis.  Medal awarded by our August winner, Tim Davis.  Fr. McGinnis met his goal of improved walking.
 

If you want to come early, you can start with the 5:30 Kettle Bell class, and then stay for the meeting. The Kettle Bell class is free to those with limb loss or limb difference, and $5 for others. I hope to see you Tuesday!
 
Please use your best judgement on attending our meeting with the rise in Covid in our area. If you have any cold symptoms or feel at-risk, please hold off on coming for another day.
 
The Amputee Center is growing and we are thrilled to have you involved. You can keep track of the current schedule here: https://www.theamputeecenter.com/move  Find out more about the Amputee Only Classes starting in November!
 
The Amputee Center is a new 501c3 non-profit and is made especially for you! It’s a place where you can feel welcomed and motivated to exercise, improve your physical and emotional health and get access to available resources.
 
 
 
 

Virtual Meetings:  I will post any virtual meeting links on the Prosthetic Users Group Facebook page as I receive them:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ProstheticUsersGroup/

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About our Monthly Meetings:

We welcome you to join us in the evening for our monthly get together.  If you have never been here with the group, it’s a relaxing evening.  We gather around the table in our kitchen area.  Sometimes we are treated with great food or snacks depending on what everyone brings.  Do not feel obligated to bring anything, but if you do, we will be sure to enjoy it.  There is no pressure to chat – you are welcome to just come and listen.  It’s a great way to meet new friends, and learn something new.  Usually someone has had a similar experience and can share tips on how to manage.  Also – if you have any technical questions for Mark, he will be there.  Please invite your spouse, friend, helper or anyone else you know with limb loss.  You do not have to be our patient, and don’t be fooled by the name.  All people with limb loss are invited, even if you do not wear a prostheses.

Thanks for all you do to help each other in the limb loss community.

It’s also time for a new Gold Medal Winner! If you have met one of your goals, let us know at Tuesday’s meeting and Steve will pass on the gold medal!

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Our Monthly Meetings are Free to attend!

We invite new and experienced amputees, family and friends or those who may be scheduled for surgery or making important life decisions to share information, learn the latest technologies and adapt and overcome challenges together.

We hope to integrate additional activities and outings.

Please contact Nancy Miller at
740-421-4211 with any questions.

Our local group is also a member of the Amputee Coalition, which is the leading national organization working to ensure that amputees do not go through their journey alone. They are promoting April as National Limb Loss Awareness Month, and have numerous ways for you to get involved.
Learn more about the Amputee Coalition on their website:  http://www.amputee-coalition.org/

Join the Facebook Group to keep up to date with current activities and to post pictures and let us know what’s going on with you!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ProstheticUsersGroup/

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