Cincinnati's Prosthetix Shop Announces Amputee M.A.P. Award
Prosthetix Shop has partnered with Rehab Resources to award a free prosthetic leg and physical therapy to a local amputee in the greater Cincinnati, OH and northern KY area. Nominations for this first-time ever M.A.P. (Mobilizing Amputees with Prosthetics) Award are being accepted now through May 1st. prosthetixshop.com/map_contest
Cincinnati, OH - February 27, 2014 – M.A.P. (Mobilizing Amputees with Prosthetics) Award nominations are now being accepted by partners Prosthetix Shop and Rehab Resources.
"Just think what it would feel like to be stuck sitting in a chair, always having people talk down to you. Now imagine trying to get a glass out of your cupboard – not so easy on one leg. Add navigating insurance challenges to the mix, and you've got your work cut out for you, to say the least. But we can help, and that's why we created the M.A.P. Award," says Aaron Moles, licensed and certified prosthetist and owner of Prosthetix Shop.
Anyone can nominate an amputee. Healthcare professionals providing care for them or for someone at immediate risk for amputation are encouraged to nominate their patients for Cincinnati's Prosthetix Shop and Rehab Resources' M.A.P. Award at prosthetixshop.com/map_contest.
The winner of the Mobilizing Amputees with Prosthetics Award will receive both free prosthetic care and the crucial follow-up therapy amputees often require to enjoy long-term success with their new prosthesis. Custom prosthetic fabrication is both an art and a science and should be 100% focused on the patient's goals. Prosthetix Shop believes that every amputee, regardless of circumstances (having survived a trauma or suffering from diabetes complications; well-insured or uninsured), should enjoy the benefits of expert, certified and licensed care.
Learning how to walk again with a prosthetic leg is a process more easily achieved with the help of professionally trained therapists. Terri Hollenkamp, president & CEO of Rehab Resources was quick to offer support for the M.A.P. Award: “We are so excited to partner with the wonderful people at Prosthetix shop by offering free physical therapy to one lucky winner, which will be a huge recovery advantage.”
Nominations for the M.A.P. Award are being accepted now through May 1st, 2014. The winner and recipient of the award will be notified and announced by May 15, 2014. The award value may total as much as $21,000 in free care.