Following a devastating injury to his right leg in 2008 in Afghanistan and subsequently being medically discharged from the army; The London Prosthetic Centre ambassador Michael has wowed us with his stories of the challenges he has taken on; including as a mechanic at the British Touring Cars Championship and high-performance sporting endeavours in motocross and skiing.
Since qualifying as a personal trainer in 2012, Michael inspires clients from all walks of life including former forces personnel such as himself and other amputees. Michael recently visited LPC seeking a more adaptable and responsive foot solution for his next challenge; a charity boxing match to support NHS charities between himself and an ex Royal Marine opponent.
Due to the nature of the activities Michael takes part in, activity-specific prostheses are required to suit the needs of his chosen activity. After discussing his requirements for the boxing match in detail, Abdo - LPC's Consultant Prosthetist- recommended Michael trial the AllPro foot by Fillauer. This foot is designed as an all-round sports foot offering excellent energy storage and return, with a resilient and high-performance footshell.
Following the trial, Michael commented: “The footshell gave me better balance than my other prosthesis when boxing; and my footwork was much better. This foot has great spring to allow me to throw powerful punches and is also fantastic for skipping.”
After training hard throughout the Coronavirus lockdown; Michael commented he is "really looking forward to when this match goes ahead, it will really put me to the test!”
Read more about Michael's LPC journey here
to find out more about the AllPro Series.