Traveling through my eyes with C-Braces

Traveling via airplane is an experience that is hard to like when you’re 6-feet 3-inches tall and weigh about 270 pounds. Let’s face it, the seats are just not made for tall or people people. When I first received by C-Braces, the thought of traveling with them did not come to mind–at the time, my…

The C-Brace and Clothing

When it comes to clothing, for the most part you will see me wearing shorts when I’m out and about. It is a rare occasion that you will ever see me wearing any kind of long pants (I’m just not that guy), but I do sometimes when the occasion calls for it. It was brought…

The Module

Being an individual that uses two C-Braces (Orthotronic mobility system), I thought from the first time I saw the C-Braces I would encounter nothing but problems with the module on the outer portion of the C-Brace. My first thought when I saw the C-Braces is, ‘How am I going to be able to walk with…

My life Changing Story: Part II

It seemed like it took forever, but in reality it was a short time before I received my definitive C-Braces on April 3, 2013. This is a day I will never forget – it was almost like being REBORN. Since my debut back into the world with my C-Braces, my quality of life has improved…

My Life Changing Story: Part I

I can remember as far back as 1986-87 having ongoing lower back pain, sometimes to the point of not being able to sit, stand or walk. I also have a leg length discrepancy of 1.5 inches on my right side. I come from a family with a history of lower back problems; my great grandfather,…

C-Brace = Freedom

Sharon shared a few of the freedoms she now enjoys thanks to her C-Brace: 1. With the C-brace I am no longer required to use  a platform crutch to walk, which leaves me with two free arms! This certainly makes many activities much easier! 2. With the C-Brace I no longer have to carefully scan…

A Special Opportunity To Say Thanks: Sharon’s Story Part II of II

It’s not everyday you get the chance to meet the talented people behind a product which will make such a positive difference in your life. This Fall, thanks to Ottobock I was actually given this amazing opportunity. I was invited to attend the 2013 AOPA conference. This was such a memorable event for so many…

Pre-School Danger. Sharon’s Story Part I of II

It was August of 2003; I had just returned from a family vacation to Hershey Park, I was working in my Preschool classroom. I did not know that my life was about to change with an injury. I was the lead teacher in a preschool classroom with children ranging in age from 3-5 years old….