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. 

Summer in the mountains is certainly not as grueling as it is down south. However, Asheville is still much warmer than higher elevation areas like Boone and Blowing Rock. By the time we reach August and September, residents are ready for a break from the heat and humidity here in the French Broad River Valley. 

Fall is almost here. Soon the days will get shorter, the temperatures will be cooler, and the leaves will begin their incredible display of color. We will welcome thousands upon thousands of tourists to our area. 

Fall colors are not just for tourists. Western North Carolinians want to explore the beauty of Autumn as well. One of the best ways to see the leaves is to go on a hike; however, if you are wearing an orthopedic brace or artificial limb, you want to make sure to minimize the risk of injury. 

We want to help make sure you are prepared for enjoying our area and aware of some of the best places to get out and about.