10. Rotationplasties and Pediatric Oncology with Dr. Dan Steventon
Dr. Dan Steventon, a.k.a. The Kids' Cancer PT, joins us for a special talk about rotationplasty amputations and trying to be a light in the darkness for kids and their families navigating a cancer diagnosis. The Janke Leg Music by Mark Joesting and Andy Wicks
July 25, 2022
9. Katherine Joseph of the American Trauma Society
An amputation is more than a surgical procedure. It is a fundamental change in a person's life and their identity. Along with the physical challenges following an amputation, there are often mental and emotional challenges that may not be properly addressed. Katherine Joseph of the American Trauma Society talks with us about the importance of mental health, peer mentorship, and the many resources available to clinicians, patients, and their families. Amputeddy Helps a Friend Five Fingers and Ten Toes Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Alliance on Mental Illness National Center for PTSD Family Caregiver Alliance Child Mind Institute Music by Andy Wicks and Mark Joesting
June 29, 2022
8. Jim Thweatt: An Amputee, a Physical Therapist, and an Adaptive Athlete
Jim Thweatt is a retired physical therapist and an amputee who also is very active in the world of adaptive sports for people with physical disabilities. He talks about his unique perspective as a healthcare professional, an amputee, and an athlete. Hosted by Mike Verbsky. Music by Andy Wicks.
May 15, 2022
7. Residual Limb and Phantom Pain with Dr. Nikhil Agrawal
Dr. Nikhil Agrawal is a reconstructive plastic surgeon in New York who specializes in hand and nerve surgeries. He talks with Mike about the differences between residual limb and phantom pains, as well as some interesting new techniques for treating these post-surgical difficulties. Limbitless is hosted by Mike Verbsky and produced by Andy Wicks. Music in this episode from Mark Joesting and Andy Wicks.
April 25, 2022
6: Patty Young and the VA Amputee Care System
Patty Young is a physical therapist and certified prosthetist who has worked in the VA medical system since 2010 and where she is the national program manager for the amputation system of care. She tells us about the many facets of support that amputees and their families need, and the myriad services and opportunities available to them. Patty is one of those rare gems who is incredibly passionate about what she does, and that passion is infectious.
March 27, 2022
5. Hanging with Annika Hutsler
Annika Hutsler is a veteran, an actress, an athlete, a teacher, and someone who is not afraid of challenges. She tells us about her life before and after limb salvage, how she jumped into adaptive sports with both feet (pun intended), and how she embraces the philosophy of "bouncing forward."
February 26, 2022
4. Jeffrey Mangus, author of AMPossible
If you or someone you know is facing limb loss surgery and have questions, Jeffrey Mangus can give you answers. Jeffrey is a best-selling author, ghostwriter, and below-knee amputee whose book AMPossible: Real-World Solutions for Amputees to Accomplish the Impossible is a treasure-trove of hope, inspiration, and useful information. Hosted by Mike Verbsky. Music and production by Andy Wicks. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!
January 29, 2022
3. A Talk with Dr. Rai
Mike sits down for a conversation with Dr. Paulinder Rai, a board-certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation in New York. Dr. Rai specializes in care and treatment of patients with amputations and wound complications and is an educator, mentor, and advocate for the PM&R field and its patients. Dr. Rai talks about the importance of establishing a relationship with a prosthetist and the complex care is often necessary in the immediate aftermath of a limb difference surgery. Music by Mark Joesting and Andy Wicks. Hosted by Mike Verbsky. Edited by Mike Verbsky and Andy Wicks.
December 29, 2021
2. Brian Maher and the Eastern Amputee Golf Association
Brian Maher has been an amputee for over 40 years, but that hasn't stopped him from playing golf. He talks with us about the Eastern Amputee Golf Association and how it has given him a chance to play and have a support network that has been vital over the years. Eastern Amputee Golf Association National Amputee Golf Association Southern Amputee Golf Association Midwestern Amputee Golf Association Southwest Amputee Golf Association Western Amputee Golf Association Music by Mark Joesting and Andy Wicks.
November 20, 2021
1: Nicole Gross and the Amputee Coalition
Welcome to Limbitless, the podcast of the Academy of Amputation and Limb Difference Physical Therapy (AALDPT). This podcast seeks to share stories and information related to the limb loss and limb difference community for clinicians, patients, and their families. Our first episode features Nicole Gross from the Amputee Coalition. She has a unique combination of professional and personal experience that gives her great insight into the limb loss and limb difference community and has a passion for connecting with and helping people who have recently lost a limb. Limbitless is hosted by Mike Verbsky. Produced by Andy Wicks. Music by Mark Joesting and Andy Wicks.
October 28, 2021