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Upper Limb Amputation

TraumaPhysio: Empowering Patients Following Upper Limb Amputation

About Upper Limb Amputation

At TraumaPhysio, we understand that an upper limb amputation can have a significant impact on a person’s physical and emotional well-being. That is why we offer specialised physiotherapy support to help our patients regain their independence and improve their quality of life.

The Benefits of Specialist Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a hugely beneficial but often overlooked part of the rehabilitation process for individuals who have undergone upper limb amputation. Our team of expert physiotherapists are trained in working with patients following upper limb amputation and are experienced working with both body powered and myoelectric prostheses, providing personalised training and support to help them adapt to their new prosthesis.

Through tailored exercise and therapy sessions, we aim to improve strength, range of motion, and function in the residual limb and surrounding structures (e.g. shoulders, torso, and neck). This can help reduce pain and discomfort in the affected area, as well as prevent future complications such as joint stiffness or muscle atrophy. Better physical function of the residual limb and surrounding structures can help to improve prosthetic use, leading to enhanced function and ability when using the prosthesis.

    Training for Real-Life Situations

    Losing an upper limb can also have a significant impact on one’s ability to engage in meaningful activities and hobbies. At TraumaPhysio, we believe that rehabilitation should not be limited to a clinical setting. That is why we offer physiotherapy-led training in the patient’s own environment, whether it is at home, work, or during recreational activities. This allows for a more realistic and practical approach to upper limb prosthetic training, helping people to regain confidence and independence in their daily lives whilst also promoting emotional well-being and social reintegration.

    Returning to Old Activities

    For many individuals, returning to old activities they enjoyed before their amputation may seem daunting or even impossible. However, with the right approach, guidance, rehabilitation, and potentially adaptations, it can be possible to return to these activities.

    Returning to Old Activities

    Aside from returning to old activities, it is important to explore new ways to exercise and remain active following an upper limb amputation. TraumaPhysio therapists endeavour to tap into our clients’ passions, even those they may not know they have yet, tailoring our rehabilitation programmes to the clients whilst providing opportunity for them to discover new interests and hobbies further improving their physical ability.

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    Helen worked with my 88 year old Mum following her knee replacement. I was very very impressed. Personable, knowledgeable, supportive, she got my Mum full mobilised and back playing bowls. She had her operation in November 2018 and was she was back playing bowls in January 2019. My Mum has now had a refurbishment of her replacement hip and I have no hesitation in going back to her and recommending her to others.

    Karen Land

    Excellent professional service! Helen really helped me with my injury. I would use her services again and recommend to family and friends!

    Karren Rice Watercolour Channel

    Helen is a great physiotherapist! She thorough, extremely knowledgeable and very kind. Despite being busy, I never felt rushed. If the need arises I will definitely go to her again.

    Sussan Warren

    Helen is a great physio with fantastic technical knowledge. She’s also a lovely person which makes sessions really enjoyable. Thanks for the help Helen! 🙂

    Andrew Mcculloch

    An inner ear problem last July that developed into vestibular neuritis led to problems with the muscles, nerves and joints in my neck which caused nausea, dizziness, vision problems as well as the usual aches and pain. In February I came to the Physio4 You team in despair. Rachel did a thorough vestibular assessment and was able to reassure me that the vestibular problem was resolved. I was then given Helen’s details for the neck issues. She has been a real Godsend. She is calm, friendly, reassuring and professional. After a thorough exam in which she listened carefully to my history of symptoms, she took time to explain what the problem was and a plan for treatment going forward. This problem has caused me real anxiety at times. She set my mind at rest that I will get better. I am still undergoing treatment but there has been a vast improvement. She takes time to answer all my questions and I always leave feeling so positive. I would thoroughly recommend their services

    Jenny Shape