Is there a more beautiful area in North Carolina than western North Carolina? The tallest mountains east of the Mississippi River surround the French Broad River Valley, creating breathtaking scenery that attracts millions of tourists every year. Cold springs tumble from the ridges, rolling down the sides of the mountains, carving deep gorges like Linville Gorge and the Nantahala Gorge. Creeks and streams become fast-flowing rivers such as the Swannanoa, French Broad, and Tuckaseegee. People enjoy hiking thousands of miles of trails over, around, and through these mountains. Others plunge into the cold waters with a kayak, raft, or throw on waders to catch some of the best trout you will find in the South. Downtown Asheville and West Asheville are surrounded by the mountains and rivers, creating the perfect backdrop for world-famous artists who make the prized pieces in the River Arts District. You can eat at a rooftop restaurant as the sun sets over the 6,000-foot peaks near the Tennessee border, then visit the shopping downtown.
Life in the mountains can be more challenging for anyone. If you have limb loss, the elevation and weather will throw even more challenges at you. Here is how people with limb loss make the most of life in Asheville.
Here are a few facts to consider for those with limb difference here in the mountains:
One of the ways you can improve mobility and mitigate some of the challenges of limb difference is by being fitted for a high-quality artificial limb. With help from the team at Orthopedic Appliance Company, you can have your own custom-developed prosthetic device. We work with your doctors and rehabilitation specialists to create the limb you need. We get to know you to learn your goals and aspirations, so we can better help you enjoy Asheville. There is so much to see and do in our amazing region. Limb Loss does not have to negatively impact the way you enjoy Asheville. Contact Orthopedic Appliance Company for more information about how we can help improve your mobility.