On this episode of revAMPd Brian talks with life long transtibial amputee "The Roaming Rebel" Chris Bowman. Join Brian as he and Chris discuss Chris' many adventures as well as his inspirational journey with limb loss.
On this episode of revAMPd Brian talks with U.S. Army Veteran, Wounded Warrior, Adaptive Athlete and Keynote Speaker, "The Raging Panda" Nick Koulchar. Join Brian as he talks to Nick about his long road to recovery after losing both legs while defending the United States in Operation Iraqi Freedom, being adaptive, competing in marathons and crossfit as well as fatherhood and how to overcome any obstacle we face in life.
On this episode of revAMPd, Brian talks with adaptive athlete, outdoorsman, Rush Foot Rebel and right below knee amputee Fritz Rudy. Join Brian as he talks to Fritz about his limb loss journey, hunting, fishing, competitive shooting and how to fearlessly take your life back and overcome anything that happens to you.
Check out Fritz's blog "Hopalong's Guide to the Galaxy."
Watch as Fritz goes Rogue.
RUSH into the Wild with Fritz Rudy.
On this episode of revAMPd, Brian talks with Sara McLaughlin, the head physical therapist for Camp No Limits, about the mission and work of Camp No Limits as well as her unique journey as both a physical therapist and the mother of a child living with limb loss.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and on this episode of revAMPd Brian talks with upper extremity amputee and breast cancer survivor Dena Foster about her limb loss journey and her battles with breast cancer. Dena and Brian also discuss the importance of monthly self exams and yearly mammograms for all women.
For more information about breast cancer, visit www.breastcancer.org
On this episode of revAMPd, Brian talks with Jeff Bryan, a firefighter/EMT who returned to full active duty after becoming an RBKA. Join Brian and Jeff as they discuss Jeff's incredible journey, as well as his many climbing adventures.
For more information about Jeff, follow his adventures on Instagram @amputee_fire_climber
On this episode of revAMPd, Brian talks with bilateral amputee Todd Domingo, the founder and support group leader of Amputee Coalition of Toronto, amputee advocate, adaptive runner, motivational speaker and fellow Rush Foot Rebel.
Join Brian and Todd as they talk about Todd's inspirational journey with limb loss, the importance of providing peer support for amputees, running and so much more.
For more information about Todd, follow him on Instagram @amput_o
Please help Todd get the running blades he needs by donating to his gofundme page "Help Me Run With Running Blades"
On this episode of revAMPd, Brian sits down with Dr. Michael C. Munin, M.D., a physiatrist at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center who directs the Prosthetic Rehabilitation Clinic at UMPC; Dr Munin is also a professor and Vice Chair of Strategic Planning and Program Development for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Join Brian as he and Dr. Munin discuss amputee rehabilitation and why it's important for every amputee to go to have a physiatrist as well as visit an amputee clinic.
For more information about The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center please visit www.upmc.com
For more information about the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine please visit www.medschool.pitt.edu
On Ep. 27 of revAMPd, Brian talks with Ashley Kurpiel, the only amputee in the world diagnosed with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva. Join Brian and Ashley as they discuss her inspirational journey of refusing to allow her diagnoses to stop her from living life to the fullest every single day.
For more information about Ashley, connect with her on Facebook @FlipFlop15
On episode 26 of revAMPd, Brian talks with Caitlin Connor, a left below knee amputee, adaptive triathlete and the first female amputee boxer in the U.S. about her limb loss journey. For more information about Caitlin, connect with her on Facebook and Instagram
On episode 25 of revAMPd, Brian talks with bilateral amputee and owner of Kingston Circus Arts, Erin Ball about her limb loss journey as well as performing incredible, and often death defying circus arts as an amputee.
On Ep. 24 of revAMPd, Brian talks with AK amputee Kristy Wimberly about her limb loss journey, parenting as an amputee and the foundation of disXAbled Beauty. Join Brian as he and Kristy discuss her journey to prove that our abilities are stronger than our disabilities.
For more information about Kristy, visit www.disxabledbeauty.com and connect with her on Instagram @disxabledbeauty
On Ep. 23 of revAMPd, Brian talks with bilateral amputee, and inspirational speaker Lou Figeuroa, the founder and CEO if Inspired Balance.
Join Brian and Lou as they discuss Lou's harrowing story of survival from being struck by a train and ultimately losing both of his legs, to his journey to raise awareness about drink safety and promoting drink safety test kits.
On Ep. 22 of revAMPd, Brian talks with Robert Rodriguez, the founder of LimbPossible about Robert's limb loss journey, playing on the National Amputee Basketball team, AMP1, his work with East Coast Orthotic & Prosthetic Corp helping other amputees, founding LimbPossble, competing on American Ninja Warrior, his work with the National Prosthetic Equality Project and more.
Check out East Coast O&P Corp's article on Robert appearing on American Ninja Warrior
On Ep. 21 of revAMPd , Brian talks to the founder and CEO of MomRN and the host of the AskMomRN podcast, Tamara Walker.
Join Brian and Tamara as they discuss her journey growing up as an amputee, to issues of marriage, family, career and faith.
On Ep. 20 of revAMPd, Brian talks with Linda Walls, an LBKA from the Dallas Amputee Network. Join Brian and Linda as they discuss dating, sex and sexuality post amputation.
For more information about Linda, connect with her on Facebook @lbkaoct6
On Ep. 19 of revAMPd, Brian talks with Ed and Paul De La Torre, the owners of De La Torre Orthotics and Prosthetics about the foundation of the company and how it has evolved over the years to become the recognized leader in orthotics and prosthetics in the greater Pittsburgh area and beyond. Ed and Paul share insights, memories and stories about their father's inspiration journey to the United States from Puerto Rico, serving his country in World War II and the challenges of starting a business and raising a family coming out the Great Depression. It's a fascinating look at how with hard work and determination, anything is possible.
On Ep. 18 of revAMPd, Brian talks with Dr. Ranu Jung, Ph.D. the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the head of the Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory at Florida International University. Join Brian as he and Dr. Jung discuss FIU's Neural Enabled Prosthetic Hand which has been approved by the FDA for the first in human trial.
For more information about Dr. Jung, check out her FIU Profile
For more information about the Neural Enabled Prosthetic Hand System visit http://news.fiu.edu/2017/03/fda-approves-first-in-human-trial-for-neural-enabled-prosthetic-hand-system-developed-at-fiu/110095
For information about the Neural Enabled Prosthetic Hand research study visit http://ans.fiu.edu/S3EN/index.shtml
On Ep. 17 of revAMPd Brian talks to Jeff Brandt, CPO, the Founder and CEO of Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics and the co-founder of Kinetic Revolutions.
Join Brian as he and Jeff discuss Jeff's start in the O&P industry, the patient centered approach used by Ability, community outreach, healthcare, advocacy and so much more.
On Ep. 16 of revAMPd, Brian talks to Maja Kazazic about her harrowing, inspirational and incredible journey from surviving the Bosnian genocide to making the extremely difficult decision to leave her family to receive medical care in the United States; her friendship with Winter the Dolphin, how an amputee Great Dane named Rosie changed her life, how to be truly happy and so much more.
Check out Maja and Rosie on the cover of the June 2017 Edition of The O&P Edge
Check out Maja's Youtube Channel
Watch what happens when Rosie tries to make unexpected friends
Rosie loves to kayak with Maja
Check out Maja's profile at Hanger Clinic
Check out Maja's profile at Clearwater Marine Aquarium
On Ep. 15 of revAMPd Brian talks with U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Wounded Warrior, amputee and Program Director for Service Dogs for Heroes B.J. Ganem. Join Brian and BJ as they discuss BJ's inspirational journey from serving our country in Iraq, to finding his new purpose with Service Dogs for Heroes, being featured by President George W. Bush in Portraits of Courage, playing on the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football team, therapy golf and so much more.
Read about BJ on the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team
Check out BJ's profile at the George W. Bush Presidential Center
Purchase Portraits of Courage by President George W. Bush
Check out Service Dog's for Heroes profile on Blue Buffalo's website https://bluebuffalo.com/servicedogs/service-dogs/
Read about Service Dog's for Heroes on the American Kennel Club website http://www.akc.org/content/entertainment/articles/service-dogs-for-heroes-providing-the-perfect-partners-for-veterans/
Watch the PetSmart - Service Dogs for Heroes TV Commercial https://youtu.be/eEC8bDN5iTE
On Ep. 14 of revAMPd, Brian talks with Jack Richmond, the President and CEO of the Amputee Coalition about the mission and work of the Amputee Coalition, their upcoming National Conference, legislative issues facing the limb loss community, the #AmplifyYourself initiative, the importance of the National Limb Loss Resource Center and so much more.
For more information about the Amputee Coalition visit www.amputee-coalition.org
If you or someone you love lives with limb loss, the Amputee Coalition has a an active Facebook community where members can ask questions, as well as find support and encouragement. For more information, visit Amputee Coalition's Facebook Page.
Check out Amputee Coalition on Youtube.
For more information about the #AmplifyYourself initiative, to share your story, contact your insurance company, congressional representative or U.S. Senator, visit www.amplifyyourself.org
On Ep. 13 of revAMPd host and LBKA Brian Moser discusses tips and strategies for successful and stress free airline travel for people living with limb difference.
For more information on TSA Pre-check visit www.tsa.gov/precheck
To contact TSA Cares, call toll-free 855-787-2227
On Ep. 12 of revAMPd, Brian talks to the star of "Right Footed," Jessica Cox about her inspirational journey into the Guinness Book of World Records as the first armless person in the world to become a pilot; her work as an ambassador with Handicap International, meeting Pope Benedict, President Obama, writing her first book and so much more.
Check out Jessica's blog with Handicap International
Check out "Right Footed" on FUSE TV
On Ep. 11 of revAMPd, Brian talks with Ironman and bilateral amputee Scott Rigsby about his incredible journey from a near death accident to becoming the first bilateral amputee to complete the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.