We at Treasure State Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinic hope that we are able to answer all of your questions regarding your recent life change. That said we realize that you may want to explore other sources of information. Here is a short list of web sites that you may find useful.

Amputee Coalition of America

A great site with many resources including education, peer support, information and activities.http://www.amputee-coalition.org
The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is a national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The ACA includes individual amputees, amputee education and support groups for amputees, professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputation or limb loss related agencies, and organizations.

Amputee information, list serv and on-line forum:

http://www.amputee-online.com/amputee/welcome.html           
This web site is an online chat forum for amputees to ask questions and interact with other amputees, as well as prosthetists and doctors. It has some very good information,, but also is full of other peoples opinions, which may not be factually accurate.

Amputee sports and activities for the active amputee

This site has many resources with regards to amputee sports, and links to various other amputee sport associations.
http://www.activeamp.org/           
Football: http://www.worldamputeefootball.com/           
Soccer: http://www.ampsoccer.org/           
Golf: Supported by the Professional Golf Association, the NAGA was originally created by 12 amputees. It currently has 2000 members in the United States and 200 from 17 other countries.

Challenged Athletes Foundation

858.866.0959
www.challengedathletes.org           
A group that has raised money and provided grants for over 850 physically disabled athletes.

Disabled Sports USA

http://dsusa.org/
301-217-0960
A non-profit organization that offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness, and special sports events.

National Sports Center for the Disabled

http://www.nscd.org/
970-726-1540
Provides therapeutic recreation programs that are designed for individuals with disabilities who require adaptive equipment and/or special instruction. Site provides sections for recreation, competition, education, volunteering, employment, and donations.

Orthotic and Prosthetics Athletic Assistance Fund

http://www.opfund.org/
202-223-2878
A non-profit organization that raising public awareness of physical disability, and improves the quality of rehabilitation medicine, science, and technology.

Amputee Resource Foundation of America:

www.amputeeresource.org

The Barr Foundation

561.394.5462
www.oandp.com/barr

Limbs for Life Foundation

888.235.5462
www.limbsforlife.org

National Amputation Foundation

Staffed by amputees:
www.nationalamputation.org

Above Knee Amputee Manual

Information concerning the phases of Above Knee prosthesis fitting, covering amputation, fitting, and training, etc.

American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp           
800-227-2345
Home page featuring news, event information, community activities, and various resources.

American Diabetes Association

http://www.diabetes.org/            800-342-2383
Provides basic information on type 1 and 2 diabetes. Also includes community resources, online shopping, and a healthy living section.

Amputation Online Magazine

http://www.amputee-online.com/amputation/           
Amputee-Online.com Newswire and Newswire archives.

Below Knee Amputee Manual

Information concerning the phases of Below Knee prosthesis fitting, covering amputation, fitting, and training, etc.

International Child Amputee Network:

http://www.child-amputee.net/           
Internet Mailing List to provide information and support contacts to children with absent or underdeveloped limbs and their parents.

Limbless Association

http://www.limbless-association.org/
020-8788-1777 (London)
Nationwide network of amputee volunteer visitors (within the UK) who offer support to prospective amputees and those who care for them.

Limbs for Life

http://www.limbsforlife.org/
888-235-5462
A foundation dedicated to benefiting amputees by promoting advanced research and providing prosthetic devices for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it.

Pain Management (In Motion 2 page article)

http://www.amputee-coalition.org/inmotion/mar_apr_98/pain_mgt/page1.html
888-267-5669
An article by G. Edward Jeffries, MD, FACS that explains and answers questions concerning post-amputation pain and how to manage it.

Prosthetics Outreach Foundation

http://pofsea.org/
800-332-4483
An organization dedicated to providing humanitarian relief and modern prosthetic care to amputees in developing countries. Includes pages for donations, resources, and FAQ’s.

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network

http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/
205-934-3283
Provides articles and publications which cover several aspects of Spinal Cord Injuries.

Super Kids

http://limbdifferences.org/
An Archive site only. Super Kids provides a newsletter for families and friends of children with limb differences.

The Association of Childrens Prosthetic – Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC)

http://www.acpoc.org/
847-698-1637
A non-profit organization that raising public awareness of physical disability, and improves the quality of rehabilitation medicine, science, and technology.

National Association for the Advancement of Arthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP)

http://www.naaop.org/
800-622-6740
A non-profit organization that raising public awareness of physical disability, and improves the quality of rehabilitation medicine, science, and technology.

National Commision on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)

http://www.ncope.org/
703-836-7114
A non-profit organization that raising public awareness of physical disability, and improves the quality of rehabilitation medicine, science, and technology.

Amputee Coalition of America (ACA)

http://www.amputee-coalition.org/
888-267-5669
A national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The site provides Policy, Advocacy, Information, and Publication pages