WHAT IS AMPUTEE REHABILITATION?
It is rehabilitation intervention, provided by a team of medical professionals, prior to and/or after limb loss. Your physical therapist will work in conjunction with physicians, prosthetists, psychologists and nurses to provide comprehensive outpatient care.
WHAT IS THE PHYSICAL THERAPIST'S ROLE?
To conduct a thorough musculoskeletal evaluation and design a specialized treatment plan that includes therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, and functional and prosthetic training. Throughout treatment, your physical therapist will maintain close communication with your prosthetist and physician. S/he will also provide referrals to regional and national amputee resources, including on-site peer visitation by other amputees in the community and referrals to local support groups. The training is tailored to the individual's needs for function.
"I have used Physical Therapy and Massage services at Impact PT. The care was always correct and beneficial. They have corrected previous PT errors, and I certainly appreciated this.. I have seen them for several problems, and always my functional and physical capabilities improved. In addition, I often learned exercises and body mechanics that were easy to incorporate into my daily life - facilitating and maintaining improvement. whenever possible, I have improved from their care and attention. I do believe that Manual PT, in conjunction with exercise programs is of great benefit, and the personalized attention and support was always appreciated."