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LIMB-itless National Amputee Conference - tickets selling fast! 

Limbs 4 Life, in conjunction with Ottobock, is proud to host 'LIMB-itless' - Australia’s National Amputee Conference. 

To register for the LIMB-itless Conference click here

If you don’t have access to a credit card for booking purposes, cheques and/or money orders can be made out to Limbs 4 Life and sent to: PO Box 282, Doncaster Heights, VIC 3109. We will arrange the booking on your behalf and post the ticket to you.

If you require accommodation you can contact Mantra Bell City (located close to the conference) on 03 9485 0380 or bellcity.res@mantra.com.au. Make sure you quote ’Limbs4Life’ to receive the discounted rates. 
Össur Mobility Clinic 

Össur presents a 2-day Mobility Clinic designed for amputees of all ages and activity levels for a truly unique experience where attendees will improve their overall mobility while connecting with other amputees. Join us and learn:
  • Techniques to maximise prosthetic capabilities
  • Leg-over-leg running mechanics
  • Proper methods for improving speed and balance
  • How to move in multiple directions for a variety of recreational activities
  • Training routines and sport-specific exercises
When: Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd April 2016 (9am - 4pm)  
Where: Newington College, 200 Stanmore Road, Stanmore, NSW 

To register for the clinic click here 
National Limbs 4 Life Peer Support Training

If you plan on coming to the LIMB-itless Conference, why not join us on the day before and part take in our Peer Support Training session. The training will be run on 29th of April from 10am - 4.30pm.

Limbs 4 Life is seeking to recruit Peer Support Volunteers to support the growing number of amputees in Australia. Volunteering is a great way to ‘give back’ to your community and use the skills that you have learnt to help someone else.

Complete your application today 
Limbs 4 Kids 

Limbs 4 Kids, Limbs 4 Life’s program for children and young people with limb differences and their families, is continuing to offer support across Australia in 2016.
 
If you would like to learn more about the Limbs 4 Kids program visit the Limbs 4 Kids website or contact us on 1300 782 231 or kids@limbs4life.org.au
'This Time Next Year' - new series

The Nine Network is developing a new documentary series and are looking for people who want to achieve a personal goal by February 2017.

Goals can take on a range of forms, from completing a physical transformation, to reaching a personal ambition to overcoming a medical or physical obstacle and anything in between. If that’s you, then Nine Network would love to hear from you!

For more information email thistimenextyear@nine.com.au 
 
LIMB-itless Conference Funding Assistance

Do you want to attend the LIMB-itless National Amputee Conference?

If you are on the Disability Pension, Aged Pension or hold a Healthcare Card, funding support is available to attend the conference.  Funding assistance can be provided to interstate, rural and regional and locally based amputees and/or family members.   

For more information about funding assistance, please contact Limbs 4 Life on 1300 782 231 toll-free or email info@limbs4life.org.au to obtain an application form.

Online Amputee Survey - 'Balance and lower back pain in lower limb amputees'

The University of Leeds is carrying out a number of research projects aimed at improving the design and function of prosthetic legs. Part of this work is about improving balance, confidence and reducing lower back pain.

The researchers are keen to gain a better understanding of the effect these have on the everyday lives of prosthetic leg users and welcome your participation in this online survey.

To participate in the survey click here


Amputee Golf Australia

The Australian Amputee Golf Open is being held at the Sandhurst Club from the 4th – 8th April 2016.

Entries are open to all ages and gender and are not restricted to elite golfers, in fact the organisers encourage all golfers irrespective of their ability to enter.

To download an entry form or for further information click here. 
Prepare for the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in your area

Roll out of the full scheme in all states and territories (except Western Australia) will start progressively from July 2016. 

For information about the roll out in your state or territory click here

To receive the latest updates subscribe to the NDIS eNewsletter 
Watch 'The Present' video

This incredible cute animation titled ‘The Present’ is the story of a boy given a puppy who has a missing leg. This short story is adored by children and adults alike, with a great message and amazing ending.  It's no wonder this video has received over 50 awards across the world.

Watch The Present
South Australian Amputee Event

Each month the 'Jolly Hoppers' group host a lunch for amputees, partners, carers and friends.  The group meet at The Hotel Enfield on Hampstead Road in Enfield.

The Jolly Hoppers' 2016 Calendar is:
  • March 10
  • April  14
  • May  12
  • June  9
  • July  14
  • August  11
  • September  8
  • October  14
  • November 10
For more information or to reserve your place contact John on 0414 184 044.
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