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Amputee Rehabilitation Program
Limb loss is a physical and psychological trauma that has a profound influence on the life of an amputee. Providing comprehensive rehabilitation services and programs to individuals recovering from amputation is, therefore, a complex process. It is generally recognized that a multidisciplinary team approach is required to address the individualís functional, emotional, social and psychological needs.

Every amputee is unique in his or her history and particular symptoms, depending on a variety of factors, such as age, health status, cause of amputation and current stage of rehabilitation. A therapist takes the patientís full history, assessment findings, and rehabilitation goals into account before discussing the appropriate treatment plan with the patient. A trained therapist with a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology can improve any of the following conditions commonly experienced by amputees.

  • Phantom Pain
  • Residual Limb Pain
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Muscle Tightness, Stiffness and Spasms
  • Scar Tissue
  • Swelling
  • Poor Blood Circulation
It is highly recommended that amputees receive therapy in conjunction with beginning prosthetic training and ongoing prosthetic use. This can help prevent muscle strain, tightness and related pain symptoms that may develop due to alterations in posture and biomechanics and the new demands placed on the muscles directly and indirectly involved.

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