We are pleased to announce the return of Stewarts Soundbites. Each month in 2024 a different host from our injury teams will speak to a leading figure in their field, exploring the latest developments in their area of expertise in a 15-minute bitesize session.

On Wednesday 24 April we kicked off with Chris Smith speaking to Alan McDougall, clinical director and clinical specialist prosthetist at Proactive.

This session covered the health benefits for amputees of getting back into sports, and what amputees can get involved with.

There remains an imbalance in participation in sport between those with a disability and non-disabled people. Statistics show that 18.5% of disabled people currently play sport on a weekly basis compared to 39.2% of non-disabled people: only 17.9% of people with a physical impairment participate in sport on a weekly basis.

Watch the first Stewarts Soundbites episode of 2024 below:


Our speaker

Alan is a highly skilled Prosthetist who joined Proactive in 2018 following 12 years of clinical experience in the field of prosthetics.

He has been involved in innovative projects including new designs for trans-femoral sockets and the development of microprocessor-controlled prosthetic components that we can see in the marketplace today. These include the Elan foot and the Linx limb system.

During his time with Ottobock as an Academy Clinician, his role included training qualified prosthetists in the use of the latest state of the art prosthetic components including the Genium and X3 knees, Empower foot and the Michelangelo bionic arm.



Previous Stewarts Soundbites episodes

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