Proudly presenting our brand new, environmentally friendly, and even more durable footshell with an extended warranty of 9 months.
As this footshell is made out of a bio-attributed PVC, that is 100% renewable, it heavily reduces the impact on the environment.
Also our new delivery box goes hand in hand with our green footprint, being smaller, from recycled material and with less color.
To further extend our assortment we also added more colors and you can now choose between Caucasian, Tan, Brown or Jet Black when it comes to skin tone.
The spectra sock delivered with the footshell will be sleek black going forward and to secure the perfect fit it comes in three sizes.
Enjoy the changes, and read all about Xtend Foot and its benefits at Xtend Foot Product page
Who are you?
My name is Sydney Marshburn and I am a recent above-knee amputee and the newest edition to the Lindhe Xtend Ambassadors! I am currently the Events & Outreach Manager at the Range of Motion Project (ROMP) and an amputee mentor at Click Medical. My life goal is to qualify for Team USA’s Para Alpine Ski team.
What’s your story?
Before my amputation, my body had been dealing with multiple life-threatening conditions and had been in survival mode for years. Four months before I became an amputee, doctors told me I would have to accept being in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. As a 22-year-old, this news was hard to process. Prior to my medical conditions becoming severe and unmanageable, I was a competitive swimmer from age nine to my senior year of high school; I led a very active lifestyle. In 2017 I was formally diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a progressive genetic condition caused by a defect in collagen. From that point on, my life revolved around hospital visits and surgeries. Ehlers-Danlos complications and its co-morbidities ultimately led to the amputation of my left leg.
In 2017, I had my first spinal fusion surgery. The operation was successful but left behind a rare complication called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in my left leg. I was being burned alive from the inside out. CRPS caused infections that would last 7 months at a time and would be made worse by the EDS (every time I dislocated/subluxed my left ankle or knee I would be left on fire for months). This happened for 4 years: ages 18 to 22. It got to the point where I couldn’t even sleep in my own bed or wear pants because having anything touch my skin made it burn even more. My condition progressed no matter what we tried. Doctors initially dismissed me but my blisters, swelling, and pain became too intense to ignore.
In August 2021, my leg became infected (due to the CRPS) and it started spreading. My surgeon said he would not be able to save my knee or anything below it and it would have to go ASAP, as it had become life threatening. 36 hours later, I lost my leg.
What does Xtend Your Life mean to you?
To me, “Xtend Your Life” is a mindset that means I have the tools necessary to live my life to the fullest. I plan to make the most of any situation that comes my way. The Lindhe Xtend prosthetic foot allows me to expand my limitations and adventure further than I ever could with two human legs.
Follow her on instagram @Sydneym87
Who are you?
I’m Diane Pollock, a boat captain with a BAEd degree in Education with a specialization in Math. I returned to college in my late 30’s working towards a degree in Physical Therapy, but I couldn’t resist the pull of the ocean and pursuing a life on the water. I grew up on the Georgia/Florida line on the St. Mary’s River and the surrounding barrier islands. After being a sponsored competitive rower for 3 years on a national level, I was given medical clearance as an above knee amputee from the US Coast Guard to become a licensed boat Captain, so in 2011, I became a charter boat captain. I also serve in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary as a Coxswain conducting marine patrols on our local waters.
What’s your story?
I lost my leg above the knee in 2002 at the age of 32 as a result of osteomyelitis after a knee surgery to realign my patella. I fought the infection for 9 months before being given the choice of an above knee amputation or a straight-leg fusion with a titanium rod running through the knee joint. I had been locked out straight in a full leg brace for months, so I chose the amputation. If I had chosen the fusion surgery and the infection returned, I would have lost the leg at an even higher level.
What does Xtend Your life mean to you?
For me “Xtend Your Life” means pushing the limits in everything I pursue. I have found that most limits are usually self-imposed when I put my mind to something. After the amputation, I became more sensitive to all of the controls I need to exercise to maximize my potential in everything. As a result, I feel like I’m healthier than I was before the amputation. My life is lived in some of the harshest environments. For me the durability of the Lindhe Xtend products are vital to me staying active on the boat and in the saltwater lifestyle.
Follow Diane at Instagram @nolimitschartersllc
So excited to introduce our new Sales and Marketing Assistant – Linus Månsson. A super team-spirited person and true gourmand, that will support sales and distribution globally and help develop content and communication for all our channels. Linus has the perfect background with a bachelors degree in International Marketing from Halmstad University, as well as a great customer mind-set and analytical skills. When not working and spreading good vibes at the office, Linus loves being out on the mountain bike or swinging a padel racket.
Welcome Linus! So great that you want to join the journey.
Now we have one more Magnus at the company – who goes by the nick name Hagge as his last name is Hagberg – not to get him mixed up with our CFO. Magnus is hired as a Supply Chain and Operations Assistant and is a trained business administrator with previous experience as a project coordinator and masters excel at top level both privately as well as at work. Magnus also has great experience with purchasing, warehouse planning and needs assessment which really will come in handy considering our future here at Lindhe Xtend.
Even if structure, numbers and data makes Magnus tick, … he also has a more creative side, being a photographer as well as writing his own music on his electric bass. Training and health is another hobby and we can testify that we already experienced his great sense of humour.
Welcome and hope you will like it here Magnus!
Lots of user needs to take care of – so of course we need even more skilled people in our product development team.
So happy to present Isabelle (Bella) Buonassisi, a Biomechanical Engineer who really understands the combination human body and mechanical design, and who truly loves helping end users to a more active and free life.
Bella already has a lot of previous experience from development projects within Medtech, and with us she will work both with new development as well as improving existing product lines.
Outside work you will find Bella travelling the world, kitesurfing, lifting weights, or just out in nature with her cool Amstaff Lexi.
Welcome Bella- you are just the perfect fit for us!
So excited to announce that we now will be covering Central and West territories in the US with our own newly recruited sales representatives – Tamara Sneeringer and Evan Glenn.
As Central Territory Manager, Tamara will work out of St Louis, where she was born & raised. With 12 years of experience in Prosthetics, but most recently out of the profession, Tamara is really looking forward to coming back to the field and making a difference in the lives of end-users. When not on the road she loves spending time with friends, family and especially her daughter. She the adoring “grandmother” of a 4-year-old Bernese Mountain dog.
Covering the West, Evan is an enthusiastic surfer living in San Diego, with a passion for action sports, nature, his wife and a dog named Moose (no confirmation that he wants to get a pet moose named Dog). Evan has tremendous and varied experience in O&P and chose to pursue a career in Prosthetics, so he can help amputees get back to doing what they love.
Wow – what a treat to have these dog-loving, skilled and passionate people on board!
We are so happy to introduce our new Product Manager – Ray Speelman – to the company. Ray has long experience in the industry – both as a CP (prosthetist) at his own clinic as well as product specialist/educator at various companies within O&P.
Not only has Ray spent large parts of his live working with prosthetics, he also has an exciting background being in the U.S. Navy, placed in cool countries like Japan and the tiny island Diego Garcia in the British Indian Ocean Territory south of India.
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So delighted to have you onboard Ray!
Now we have a super experienced production guy in place. Welcome Niclas Carlsson – hired as a Production Planner and Operator. Niclas actually used to work in the very same building with another Medtech company formerly renting the facilities. We will for sure be in good hands, as he knows every corner of this place. As we are planning to produce more of our products inhouse going forward, he will be a valuable team member making this happen. Also, if you want to know what happened historically or currently in the world, regarding sports, history or just anything – ask Niclas, he is up to date!
Thanks for joining us Niclas!
We are so happy to present our new QA/RA Engineer. Her name is Karla Bolbaran and she is originally a trained Pharmacist from University of Gothenburg. After her studies she has mainly worked with quality issues both within Pharma, Lab as well as Medtech.
Being originally from Halmstad and missing the ocean we are happy she wanted to move back to the west coast and start working for us. With Karla on board we will continue to guarantee high performance and quality assured products and procedures.
We will for sure be in good hands also going forward.