Physical disability can have many different causes, from birth defects to illnesses and injuries. It is unfortunate and difficult to deal with, but there are always ways to live with physical disability.
The loss of legs is a mobility impairment that affects not only those directly impacted, but also their closest ones. Fortunately, there are solutions for those who have lost their legs, including the use of prosthetics.
Nur Rahmat, a prosthetic maker, lives with his father, who was impaired because of polio.
Dealing with disability, therefore, was part of everyday life for Nur Rahmat, who was accustomed to seeing his father make wooden prosthetics. This prompted him to study the production of arm and leg prosthetics in Peshawar, Pakistan, for five years, on a scholarship.
Nur Rahmat returned in 2010 to continue his father’s business of manufacturing prosthetics, but he brought modern technology into the business, based on what he had learned in Pakistan, which he considers simple but very good expertise.
A prosthetic helps physically impaired people become independent in going about their daily activities. While expecting prosthetics to function just like real limbs could lead to disappointment, wearing them is a great way to improve confidence and aesthetics.
Nur Rahmat believes that adjusting to limitation is necessary in order to live a normal life in confidence. (mut)