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July 18, 2023 26 mins

In this episode of the Life Sphere podcast, we take a look into the world of prosthetics with our esteemed guest, Dr. Sara Peterson. As the CEO and founder of Wise Women Parliament, Dr. Peterson is a true advocate, educator and certified prosthetist-orthotist dedicated to transforming the lives of women living with limb loss or limb difference. During this captivating conversation, Dr. Peterson sheds light on the crucial distinction between limb loss and limb difference, emphasizing the need for understanding and compassion in addressing the unique challenges faced by individuals in these situations. She passionately discusses the importance of providing holistic care, recognizing that true healing encompasses the physical, emotional and psychological aspects of an individual. With her expertise and firsthand experience, Dr. Peterson delves into the remarkable advancements in prosthetic technology that are revolutionizing the field. She highlights the incredible potential of sensor technology and artificial intelligence, which have greatly enhanced the customization and delivery of prosthetic devices. Through the use of 3D printing and data collection, prosthetics can be tailor-made and more affordable. Drawing upon her extensive network of healthcare professionals, Dr. Peterson emphasizes the interdisciplinary approach required to tackle the multifaceted challenges faced by patients.  

Her organization, Wise Women Parliament offers an uplifting community and provides a safe and supportive space for women experiencing limb loss or limb difference. Through virtual and in-person meetings, Wise Women Parliament connects individuals across different states, fostering a sense of belonging, empowerment, and camaraderie. 

 

Tune in to this inspiring episode as Dr. Sara Peterson enlightens us with her expertise, compassion, and dedication, and discover the transformative impact she and Wise Women Parliament are making in the lives of women navigating the realm of prosthetics and limb difference. 

 

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