Top Posts of 2015

Can you believe we’re already well into another new year? Seems like they fly by in a blink! 2015 was another exciting year here at Next Step, here’s a roundup of some of our most popular posts and client success stories from the year.


Next Step client Andrew Hale competed in the 2015 X-Games! Update on Andrew: he is currently in the hospital with serious injuries following a snowboarding accident. Please keep Andrew in your thoughts, and visit his GoFundme page to donate and get updates on his progress.

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Behind the Scenes at Next Step with Certified Prosthetic Assistant, David Dage

Next Step is proud of our team of professionals who are not only great at their jobs, they are great people at heart. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care on every level and getting to know our clients very well. We’d like to help you get to know our team too!

Please meet David Dage. He has been in the industry since 1979 and part of the Next Step family since 2001. David is a Certified Prosthetic Assistant based in Manchester, NH. Here is a little bit more about him from a recent Q&A session:

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What’s New: Elevated Vacuum Systems

Recently, Gary Hook from Ottobock came in to educate the Next Step staff on the Elevated Vacuum System, and the results were exciting. Although we know that each client has unique needs, we are excited to add yet another area of expertise to the Next Step toolbox!

A Strong Connection. 

The Elevated Vacuum System uses a pump unit to create a vacuum between liner and socket. In addition to providing an excellent socket fit, this vacuum prevents volume loss and typical fluctuations throughout the day. Amputees also report that it helps make their prosthesis feel more stable, as a more natural extension of their body. One study has also shown that a prosthetic fitting with this system promotes residual limb blood circulation.

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