It has not felt much like winter here in western North Carolina. With a record high temperature in the mid-70s during Christmas, some might wonder if we have skipped from fall straight to spring. If not for the early sunsets and long nights, Asheville residents would think we were getting ready for the summer tourism rush, not the winter slowdown. 

However, we know that the warm weather will eventually come to an end. Soon enough, we will be navigating frigid temperatures, and potentially snow and ice. Long-time residents of western North Carolina know that the change in weather can happen overnight. 

For those with limb loss, the season can present additional challenges to mobility.

It is officially the holiday season in Asheville. As the final leaves of autumn fall from the trees, they are replaced with lights and decorations. This season is a time for area residents to be grateful for their family, friends, and living in such a beautiful region. 

Many will enjoy the holidays here in western North Carolina, while others will travel all over the country. This can also be a stressful season for many. 

It’s hard to believe it’s already almost the most wonderful time of the year. ‘Tis the season for eating too much and spending time with the people who matter most in your life. 

It has been a challenging eighteen months, so we are looking forward to the holiday season more than ever. We all can use a break and enjoy the opportunity to rest and relax.

However, if you are adjusting to life with an artificial limb, the prospect of traveling with your new prosthetic device may be daunting. We want to help you travel well with your new artificial limb this holiday season. 

Asheville, North Carolina, is an amazing place in which to live. We are fortunate to experience incredible weather, providing ample opportunity to explore the great outdoors. There are hundreds of thousands of miles of mostly untouched wilderness, with thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails to explore. 

There is so much to do; you don’t want to be slowed down by anything. 

Our region is accessible as well, accommodating a variety of needs. For people with artificial limbs, they want to be as mobile as possible to enjoy all that the French Broad River Valley has to offer. 

To get the most out of your prosthetic device, it must be properly maintained. In this article, we are discussing some of the key maintenance information you need to know about your prosthesis.