Training after amputation – Feridun’s experience
Training after amputation – Feridun’s experience My name is Christoph Eckermann. I’m a physiotherapist at Ottobock and I work in the Competence Center in Duderstadt. My name is Feridun Aksit. My leg was amputated above the knee 40 years ago because of a traffic accident. Back then, my therapy did not focus on strengthening the muscles, but this is very important. Feri, we have been working together for some time now. How have the exercises affected your body in particular? The exercises have had a great effect. I get less tired during the day, and I’m in less pain as well. How has your situation changed, particularly with respect to your prosthesis? My quality of life has improved significantly. I can go on longer walks now. I take my dog for walks by the lake, in the woods and through fields. And I can play with my godchild. I can use a more advanced prosthesis now as well, and this prosthesis even lets me go up and down stairs step over step. It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it!