AustPAR Discussions

Welcome to the AustPAR Discussion blogs!

This section of the site was created in an effort to initiate and promote discussion between group members, in order to expand our community. The general premise is that topics related to amputee management can be posted, with an opportunity for comment / feedback from the wider community of Physiotherapists & other health professionals. While not yet a full blown forum, we hope this helps promote communication and spread of new ideas and best practices.

The site is not yet open to direct posting of discussion topics, however, if you have a topic you would like to add for general discussion, or a specific question, please contact us via our Contact page and we can arrange to have your topic posted for you. Please see the Guidelines for the desired format, content, and how to get your topic up on the site. There aren’t many restrictions or rules!

Comments to any discussion topic will be held for moderation before being released for public view, unless the author of the comment has had previously approved comments. Please see the Guidelines for fair use of comments.

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Being Me – Robbie

Olivia from Attitude has told of another of their documentaries about another amazing young person who is an amputee. Robbie was born with phocomelia and uses a prosthetic leg; she’s doing her bit to change the world. She’s bringing together sustainability and organic coffee farming to enrich the lives of disabled Mexicans. Here is a link …

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Being Me – Ripu

This video was passed on to us from Olivia, who works at a New Zealand based TV company, Attitude. Ripu was living in Sydney and finishing a Masters in Journalism when meningococcal septicaemia nearly killed him.  One year later he’s learning to accept and live with his new body. The film (29mins) is available to watch for …

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Adaptive Surfers

Check this website for stories of the 2015 World Adaptive Surfing Championships, at which Australia won the world title. https://www.surfingaustralia.com/p/adaptive-surfers-of-australia. The 2016 Australian Adaptive Surfing Titles is a three day event that also aims to gather the Adaptive Surfing community together to meet and discuss how we can work together to develop the sport at …

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Latex Free Bandages

I am seeking some advice on compression bandages in the acute post operative phase. I have been asked by the wound care CNC of our hospital to see if there is a latex free alternative to the Elset S bandages we use for our new amputees in order to attempt to comply with latex minimisation …

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