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  • Parenting with a Disability

    Posted on by Thomas Fetterman

    Parenthood is an exciting adventure, but it’s not without its challenges. A new life is your responsibility, from making sure the baby’s needs are met, like food and comfort, to helping him or her reach certain developmental milestones that will build the foundation for a happy, healthy life. 

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  • Can We Please Kill Off Crutches?

    Posted on by Thomas Fetterman

    This Outside Magazine Podcast examines the limits of crutches with a guest appearance by me, Tom Fetterman (starting at 19:30).

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  • How to Use Crutches on Stairs

    Posted on by Thomas Fetterman

    • Approach the stairs and have your therapist stand by for safety until confident of abilities.
    • Keep crutches down on lower level and do not place upward on the steps. Push down hard on the crutches with your arms. This lifts the body upward.
    • Then, step up first with your strong leg to the first step....

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  • Shoulder Pain and Weakness

    Posted on by Thomas Fetterman

    Over the years I have been very active crutch user starting when I was eight years old. After college my wife and I bought and renovated pre-Civil War houses for 20 years and we did most of the work ourselves. I climbed scaffolding, did brick laying, installed roofs and roofing, built chimneys, and everything else. Then for adventure we traveled around the...

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  • Cure Carpal Tunnel Without Surgery

    Posted on by Thomas Fetterman

    Ten years ago, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) was most often seen in factory workers, secretaries, and supermarket cashiers whose jobs required them to repeat the same hand and wrist movements thousands of times a day. Besides experiencing ordinary soreness, CTS patients progressively suffer a weakened grip, stiff finders in the morning, and crippling....

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