Prosthetic Training For Amputees
Prosthetic Rehabilitation: Empowering Patients to Embrace a New Normal
About Prosthetic Training For Amputees
Prosthetic rehabilitation is an important part of the rehabilitation journey for those individuals who are able to wear a prosthetic limb following limb loss, providing the person with a chance to regain their independence and adjust to their new normal.
Our amputee rehab team at TraumaPhysio is dedicated to helping people adapt to their new circumstances and realise their full potential as a prosthetic user through specialised prosthetic rehabilitation.
What is Prosthetic Rehabilitation?
Prosthetic rehabilitation is a specialised branch of physiotherapy that focuses on helping individuals with amputation or congenital limb deficiencies to adjust to their prostheses. The process can involve physical therapy, exercise, and education to improve the individual’s functional abilities and quality of life when using their prosthesis.
At TraumaPhysio, we understand that each patient has unique needs and goals. That is why we offer tailored treatment plans, taking into consideration the type of prosthesis they have and their lifestyle. Our physiotherapists are experienced in working with various types of prostheses, including those incorporating microprocessor components (both knees and feet), myoelectric upper limb prostheses, sports or activity specific prostheses as well as being experienced with working with componentry specific to paediatric prostheses.
Benefits of Prosthetic Rehabilitation
Prosthetic rehabilitation not only focuses on the physical aspects of adjusting to a prosthesis, but it also addresses the psychological and emotional components. Our team works closely with patients to help them overcome challenges and build confidence in their abilities in environments meaningful to them.
Through prosthetic rehabilitation, patients can:
- Regain independence: With specialist instruction, training and practice, individuals can learn how to use their prostheses effectively to improve their quality of life.
- Improve mobility: Our physiotherapists work on improving balance, strength, and functional ability to help patients move confidently and comfortably with their prosthesis. Instruction in the specific functionality of the prosthetic componentry e.g. yielding technique of some prosthetic knees.
- Reduce pain and discomfort: Adjusting to a prosthesis takes time, but our team can collaborate closely with the prosthetic providers offering real world feedback on prosthetic use to help optimise comfort. Our therapists can if appropriate use techniques such as massage, stretching, and strengthening exercises to help alleviate discomfort.
- Enhance overall well-being: Prosthetic rehabilitation can have a positive impact on mental health by promoting self-esteem, improving body image, and facilitating social interaction.
How Prosthetic Rehabilitation With TraumaPhysio Can Benefit Community Activity
Losing a limb can be a traumatic experience, and adjusting to a prosthesis once you have left the clinical environment may seem daunting. However, with the support of our specialised team at TraumaPhysio, clients can learn to embrace their new normal and live life to the fullest. Our community-based approach allows for a smooth transition from inpatient to outpatient care, ensuring continuous support throughout the rehabilitation process.
Prosthetic rehabilitation not only helps individuals adjust to their prostheses but also empowers them to become active within their community. By improving mobility and independence, patients can engage in various meaningful activities.
Prosthetic rehabilitation in the community goes beyond just physiotherapy sessions; it is about empowering individuals with limb loss to adapt, overcome challenges, and embrace a new normal. The team at TrumaPhysio are here to help every step of the way.
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Contact us today to learn more about how we can support your client in their rehabilitation journey.