Foothill Ranch, CA-based Össur launched its online forum, ÖssurActive, at the September American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association National Assembly in Las Vegas. The site offers discussion boards and training programs for above-knee and below-knee amputees.
Spearheaded by Paralympic track star Marlon Shirley, ÖssurActive was developed with the help of triathlete Scout Bassett and former professional athlete and fitness expert Brad Bose, PhD. The training programs designed by Shirley are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes. The site’s forum is aimed at involving amputees in an active dialogue, exploring best practices, and sharing advice on everything from nutrition to exercises.