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What are assistive devices?

Assistive devices are tools that can help ease the strains of daily activities at home, at work or at play. Ask your occupational therapist about the latest in daily living assistive devices. Using these specially made tools can help you function more normally with a limb loss and the prosthesis.

As an example, a raised toilet seat with grab rails can help prevent falling. A tub grab bar helps to distribute your weight to avoid falling. A bed pull-up attaches around the bed leg or frame and allows you to pull up and sit in bed without straining your muscles. A long-handled shoehorn allows you to put on shoes. Elastic shoelaces allow you to easily slide your foot in and out without having to strain to tie laces. A trolley on wheels or wagon can help transport items from one area to another, especially while making meals, putting away food, or working in the garden. 

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