Keep up with what New Zealand amputees are doing around the country and internationally in our news section. Articles from newspapers, magazines and websites – all with a focus on NZ amputees and issues that concern them.
In April 2014, the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service is carrying out a survey of all amputees on its database. This survey will help the NZALS to find out about how people are managing with their prosthesis (artificial limb) and what further assistance, if any, would have been useful.
Read the full news article about Rehabilitation after amputation
A team at the School of Physiotherapy at Otago University is carrying out a study, as part of a PhD programme to identify participation levels, activity patterns and barriers to participation of children with movement difficulties. As such, the research team is seeking children aged between 6 – 12 years who have problems with mobility, dexterity or agility and who are able to understand simple questions.
Read the full news article about Leisure participation study of children with mobility difficulties
Martin Leeper's hike over Moss Pass in the Nelson Lakes National Park in December presented more of a challenge for him than for most. An above-the-knee amputee, Martin completed the mountainous 5 day hike to the Blue Lake.
Read the full news article about Martin Leeper's December traverse of the Moss Pass