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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Contact us today to learn more about how we can support your client in their rehabilitation journey.