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Interested in sport?

Australian Paralympic Committee Invite you to come and try a range of para-sports such as swimming, athletics, cycling, wheelchair rugby and many more…   Click here: APC Come Try Poster 2014 10am – 1pm, 15th March 2014 The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence 166-180 George St Redfern NSW 2016 Contact Kara Retford at the Australian Paralympic […]

Bandaged Bear Day Breakfast 2014

          APC Prosthetics will be holding our fourth Bandaged Bear Day Breakfast at our Northmead facility. All funds we raise will go directly to “The Limb Deficiency Clinic” for The Children’s Hospital, Westmead.” Come and join us on Friday 28th March 2014 and make a donation to help raise funds for […]

The people behind the scene

You might meet the prosthetist at clinic for casting and then again some days later for fitting of your new prosthesis. But who’s behind the work that goes into each and every prosthetic? Once the cast is back in the workshop it is filled with plaster to get the exact shape of the residual limb. […]

Some colour anyone?

You may have noticed that over the past few weeks our technical gurus have made some really cool looking prosthetic sockets for some really cool people. The options for the finish of a prosthetic socket are endless. Whilst most prosthetic sockets are made to approximate the human skin colour, the design of a prosthetic socket […]

Microprocessor Feet

I recently attended a product information session on Endolite feet presented by John Ross, a prosthetist from the UK. John introduced us to the Elan microprocessor foot. After the session I looked into what other microprocessor feet were available and found quite a few other interesting feet and have included a few of them below. […]

What sport would you like to be involved in?

Recently, a client came for a review of his Trans-femoral (above-knee) prosthesis.  He mentioned during the consultation about having seen a knee and foot that were suitable for motocross, skiing and other extreme sports (something he has quite an interest in). We discussed the different options available for doing these kinds of sports and what […]

Children’s Prosthetic Options

An Arm for Master S – First Fitting with Cameron Ward Back in September I had the pleasure of helping a young guy – Let’s call him Master S.  At the time only 7 months old, Master S is the youngest person I have ever fit with a prosthesis. Fitting young children often comes with […]

APC Prosthetics Movember Campaign

For those of you who don’t know, my gorgeous wife Isobel works extremely hard for Movember Foundation, the global men’s health charity which started here in Australia. Every year Movember aims to raise vital funds & awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer & mental health. The aim is to challenge men to grow their best […]