About Amputee Rehabilitation
Our highly trained therapist’s goal is to help you regain functionality after an amputation. Through personalized therapy programs, clients learn to strengthen the muscles surrounding the amputated area to offer better support.
With treatment, you will also learn more efficient use of your prosthetic device and improve overall balance and mobility. We will assist you in restoring normal function of the amputated area.
What Is Amputee Rehab?
There is a lot of physical and emotional trauma associated with the loss of a limb. People who undergo amputation need focused care, support, encouragement and motivation.
Amputation Rehabilitation focuses treatment around the amputation area, seeking to improve flexibility in joints and muscle. Rehabilitation also helps individuals become more comfortable in using their new prosthetic.
Amputee physiotherapy and rehabilitation is typically managed by a team of health professionals such as physiotherapists, massage therapists, occupational therapists, and – in some cases – psychologists. pt Health therapists are highly trained and are dedicated to delivering the kind of focused, caring attention you deserve.
Find out how we can help you. Schedule an appointment today.
pt Health therapy services are covered by most extended health insurance companies and in some cases Veterans Affairs and Medicare – such as OHIP (Ontario), Alberta Health Care and Medical Service Plan MSP (British Columbia). Not sure if you’re covered? No problem. We can help you find out (and usually within the hour). Just call us toll free at 1-866-749-7461.
At pt Health we believe your health should come first. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting better, plus we offer direct insurance billing, saving you time and up front costs.
A one-year survey of 692 patients having a lower limb amputation in Scotland between October 1, 1992, and September 30, 1993, was undertaken using data collected routinely by the Scottish Physiotherapy Amputee Research Group. The aims of the study were to identify the use of stump compression therapy and early walking aids and to examine their influence upon the time taken to reach function.
Analysis showed that Compression therapy and early walking aids and starting these treatments within ten days of amputation may reduce the time to prosthetic casting.