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Endurance and Strength With a Prosthetic or Orthotic

It is crucial to have the ability to move, lift, and carry out your daily activities effectively and comfortably with the help of prosthetic or orthotic technology. Let's explore endurance and strength exercises to help you stay active and maintain good health all year round.


Engaging in strength training is beneficial for building muscle, weight management, boosting metabolism, enhancing bone density, and lowering the chances of injury. Various strength training exercises can be performed using body weight, resistance tubes, workout tools, or weights. Select the method that suits you best. It is crucial to pay attention to your form and aim for proper technique to optimize the advantages for your body and reduce potential risks.

Check out these exercise examples to build strength:

Wall sit:

Start by ensuring you have a stable object nearby for support. Position your back against a wall. Gently lower your body down the wall until your knees are slightly bent, maintain this position for about 30 seconds, and remember to breathe. Go back to the starting position and repeat the exercise. For a greater challenge, try performing the exercise without holding onto anything, sliding lower down the wall, or attempting it on one leg before switching to the other.

Seated Lift:

Position a sturdy chair with armrests against a wall. Sit in the chair and place your hands on the armrests. Press down on the armrests to lift your hips one to two inches off the seat, pause, and then lower back to the starting position. For a greater challenge, raise one leg.


Start by lying on your stomach on the floor with your feet hip-width apart and your arms extended straight ahead or out to the sides. Engage your lower back muscles. Lift just your arms, hold, and then lower them back down. Then, lift just your legs, hold, and lower them back down. For a greater challenge, lift both your arms and legs simultaneously, hold, return to the starting position, and repeat the exercise.

Partial Squat:

Start by ensuring you have a stable support. Distribute your weight evenly on both legs, engage your core, and squat halfway down as if you are lowering yourself onto a high stool. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement. For a greater challenge, try performing the exercise without holding onto anything or progress to a full squat.


Start by lying on the floor with your elbows positioned under your shoulders. Keep your knees and forearms in contact with the floor as you lift your hips up while maintaining a straight spine. For a more challenging variation, place your toes on the ground and raise your knees off the floor.


Engaging in endurance or cardio exercises can help in burning calories, reducing blood pressure, controlling blood sugar levels, and improving sleep quality. Walking is an excellent way to begin. Once you feel comfortable walking on a flat surface, try incorporating walking on uneven terrain and inclines. For those capable, other activities to consider include using stationary bikes, rowing machines, and swimming.

It's important to start small and gradually increase activity levels if you have been inactive. It is recommended that adults should aim for a minimum of 150 minutes (2 1/2 hours) of moderate to vigorous exercise each week. Thirty minutes per day for five days is a simple target to remember. It is important to establish achievable and realistic goals based on your own health and fitness levels.

Endurance and strength training can be performed either at home, outdoors, or in a gym. Additionally, trainers or professionals can be hired to ensure proper form and address any inquiries you may have during your workout sessions.

Are you feeling ready to start your journey of gaining strength and endurance? The first place to start could be speaking with a professional at Integrity. Our knowledgable staff can help you understand what is best for your personal situation in order to maintain comfortability. We are here for you!

Call: (863) 937-9200


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