Amputation / Limb Loss
Rehabilitation after Limb Loss
In the United States, approximately 2 million Americans live with limb loss. Due to vascular disease, diabetes, trauma and cancer there are approximately 28 million more people in the United States at risk for amputation.
The Benefits of the Rehab Without Walls Amputation/Limb Loss Program
Rehab Without Walls offers a Rehabilitation program for individuals who have experienced limb loss. The program is specifically designed to address the needs of this unique population and the individual needs of each patient. The program may include:
- Assistance with environmental modifications and safety recommendations to increase independence in the home and enable access to the community
- Instruction in residual limb preparation (to include limb shaping, skin management, range of motion, strength training) to prepare for prostheses
- Collaboration with the prosthetist/accompanying the patient to prosthetic appointments to improve carry over of recommendations
- Prosthetic training to allow increased participation in daily activities and safe, functional mobility in the home and community
- Assessment for adaptive equipment needs
- Addressing the psychosocial issues present with limb loss including (but not limited to) sexuality, adjustment to disability and providing appropriate resources for peer support
The Rehab Without Walls Limb Loss Program Team
Rehab Without Walls offers a unique. Interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of individuals who have experienced limb loss. The team is individualized to each patient’s needs and may include the following team members:
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Clinical Coordination
- Medical Social Worker
- Registered Dietician
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Recreation Therapist
The Rehab Without Walls team will evaluate each patient and create an interdisciplinary plan focused on their specific needs as it relates to limb loss. The team will identify areas of deficit and assist with putting the learned strategies to work. in the real world—both in the home environment and out in the community. This functional, real world approach to the treatment of limb loss has proven to be highly successful in the recovery of our patients.
We offer our evidence-based approach to adults and children in a variety of care settings,
providing the opportunity to heal in the environment that’s best for them.