Dr. V.J.S. Vohra
Senior Consultant
Certified by:
Rehabilitation Council of India
Hony. Prosthetic Adviser:
Govt. of Punjab
Govt. of Haryana
Chandigarh Administration
Govt. of Himachal Pradesh


News Bulletin No. 1204


  A Ray........ This Abled Times ... Jyot of hope!
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News Bulletin No. 1204          Editor: Dr. V.J.S. Vohra
Disabled Empowerment and Rehabilitation (DEAR)


Visit to Otto Bock, Bangkok, Thailand

 Standing (L-R) Mr. Praveen Chancharoen, Mrs. Indu Vohra and Dr. V.J.S. Vohra
Dr. V.J.S. Vohra and Mrs. Indu Vohra had a hectic tour of Bangkok and Pataya, their first visit to Thailand from 6th May 2012 to 11th May 2012, in connection with Rotary International Convention at Bangkok (6-9 May 2012), which was a very memorable experience for them.
With the initiative of Mr. Amit Mukerji, Director, Otto Bock India, visit to Otto Bock Southeast Asia Company Ltd , Bangkok was arranged for 8th May 2012 for Dr. & Mrs. Vohra. They were extended a hearty welcome and taken around the impressive centre by Managing Director Mr. Praveen Chancharoen, who showed them the prosthetic & orthotic facilities available there for the patients and the infrastructure for the excellent advanced training programs which are regularly conducted for the Prosthetists from Asian countries, including India, as Ottobock is committed to raising standards in Prosthetic & Orthotic service.
Dr. Vohra expresses his sincere thanks to Mr. Praveen Chancharoen and young Prosthetists, Amat and Ms. Ticumporn Buasuk for picking them up from their hotel and dropping them back.
                                       Vince regains his Mobility and Career
Vince Peter, a 25 years old nursing graduate had to undergo an above knee amputation due to an accident in December 2011.


Vince’s life suddenly came to a halt after the amputation. His family was shocked and traumatized. They prayed hard and were worried about Vince’s future. Whether he can go back to his job as a male nurse was the big question for Vince and his family.


Vince’s family was reassured when he started training with his Ottobock prosthesis in our Kochi Rehabilitation Centre. Vince did extremely well in his walking training and in a week’s time, started walking without a support, on uneven terrain and in crowded places.


Three weeks after the prosthetic fitment, the rehabilitation outcome has given full confidence to Vince and his family. Vince plans to start his work as a male nurse in the coming month, although the job involves long hours of standing and being on toes at all times. He has bought a new scootie which will help him in his daily commute to the workplace.


"My amputation has changed my view of my own work.” Vince says. “Now I can really relate with my ‘patients’. I am sure this will help me treat them well. What Ottobock Kochi Clinical team has done for me, I will now do for my patients: help them live a quality life"


Well done Vince! And best wishes.



Ottobock India Professional Team Successfully Completes Advanced Training Programme in Bangkok
C-leg Programming tips
C-leg at variable speeds
C-leg on slopes
Testing the success of training
Team of CPOs with patient-volunteers

Ottobock India professional team successfully completes advanced training programme in Bangkok Ottobock is committed to raising standards in Prosthetic & Orthotic service delivery in India. Training Ottobock clinical professionals to international standards is a key factor in improving rehabilitation outcomes for our patients and the quality of life that they can go on to achieve. To support this objective a high-level training programme has just been completed, with great success, at the Ottobock Asia Pacific Regional Training Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

The objective of the programme was to share knowledge and expertise with Senior Prosthetists & Orthotists from Ottobock India, in the application and benefits of the most advanced prosthetic knee joints, including the industry-leading, mechatronic C-Leg technology. German experts explained biomechanics, the prescription criteria for individual knee joints and the correct application processes to ensure maximum patient benefits.

Employing the excellent Ottobock training infrastructure, sessions had significant time allocated to hands-on training and were extremely interactive. Official C-Leg certification for 7 Senior CPOs from Ottobock in India was the highlight of the programme.

Ottobock is committed to providing a full range of training to our colleagues and partners in India. This investment will help us to continuously raise our professional skills to the highest international levels, allowing us to consistently deliver successful outcomes to people with disability in India. If you are a graduate or undergraduate Prosthetist & Orthotist and are interested in joining the Ottobock team in India, please contact Amit at 9821529559


 'We Judge Others by Their Behavior'

by Nick Frantz   Source : www.oandp.com


Nick Frantz is the corporate sales manager for Prosthetic Design and Dayton Artificial Limb, Clayton, Ohio. He has been a sales management professional for 15 years and has extensive experience in sales and customer service training. His position as sales manager for a prosthetic clinic and a manufacturer of lower-limb prosthetic parts and pieces provides him with a unique perspective on the industry.


“We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions.” —Unknown


How often do we become frustrated with our patients? They are non-compliant, late for their appointments, lazy, grouchy, etc…. It may be good for us to consider the old Cherokee saying, “Walk a mile in my moccasins, and you will know my journey.”


In order to provide excellent customer service and to truly serve our patients, we must be able to empathize with them. Webster’s defines empathy as the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another.


Most of our patients face a multitude of physical ailments (more than 60 percent of non-traumatic lower-extremity amputations occur among diabetics). That means the majority of our patients may be dealing with the challenges associated with diabetes.


Additionally, many of them may have financial challenges, family issues, and psychosocial problems. All of this can have a significant impact on their behavior.


As a clinician, it is imperative that you treat the whole person. You cannot view each patient as simply a “BK,” “AK,” “bilateral BK,” etc. You must take into consideration all aspects of the patient’s situation and how these things affect them.


This means you must empathize, be patient, take time to learn their story, and learn what is affecting them. A simple way to do this is to focus on the person in front of you. Forget about your last patient, your next patient, the phone calls that need returned, etc., and focus on the most important person in the room. Your patient.


You will be amazed at the impact this will have on you and your patients. Be intentional about taking time with each person to learn more about them and their life...


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