Amputee Therapy & Prosthetic Training
Participating in physical therapy after an amputation can make a world of difference in a successful rehabilitation and a prompt return to prior levels of function. At FWPT, we provide a comprehensive amputee evaluation & treatment program, designed to progress patients through the difficult stages of pre & post-amputation recovery and into a state of functional independence.
From the initial days after surgery, through the process of learning to use your first prosthesis, to advancing your mobility skills years after an amputation, physical therapy from FWPT can help guide you along that journey.
Initial Post-Operative Recovery
Initially, your therapist can assist you in regaining your strength and range of motion as your body adapts to a new amputation. During this time, your therapist will work closely with both your physician and prosthetist to prepare your for the receipt of your first prosthesis.
Learning To Use Your Prosthesis
Once fit with your prosthesis, continued physical therapy will focus on advancing your balance and mobility skills as a prosthetic ambulator. In this phase of recovery, therapeutic exercise programs will be tailored to meet your specific needs and rehabilitation goals, as you learn to use your prosthesis for daily movement tasks within your home and community.
Advancing Your Mobility Skills
Having learned to be an independent ambulator, advanced physical therapy training can help many amputees turn to their highest level of previous function. Specifically, progressed physical therapy training programs can be designed to assist in returning patients to work, climbing stairs & inclines, ambulating on uneven outdoor terrain, running, and participating in recreational sporting activities. In this stage of rehabilitation, the sky is often the limit.