The amputee rehabilitation program is specially designed for people who have experienced limb loss. We strongly encourage family involvement and we provide counseling, education, and team conferences with family members. This supports our commitment to patient and family centered care.

The Amputee Rehabilitation Process

An individual amputee rehabilitation program might include the following services:

  • Therapies for improving strength, endurance, transfers, mobility, ambulation, and activities of daily living
  • Wound care education
  • Techniques to control and manage phantom limb pain or surgical pain
  • Training in donning and doffing limb protector, shrinker, and limb socks
  • Pre-prosthetic training or prosthetic training as appropriate
  • Support from other amputees, if desired
  • Diabetes education as needed
  • Psychological counseling to help in understanding and adjusting to physical and emotional changes
  • Outings to practice community living skills and mobility
  • Referral to vocational rehabilitation services
  • Referral to our driving evaluation and retraining program
  • Home assessments to recommend adaptive equipment and placement of ramps and railings
  • Home exercise program
  • Psychology, social work, and other therapy services that may be needed to support long-term needs