Pre-Prosthetic Care – The Earlier, the Better:
Information is extremely important to the new amputee. Many individuals do not know what to expect or what to do before or after having an amputation. An informed individual has a much easier time adjusting and their recovery is smoother.
Rehability believes pre-prosthetic care should begin prior to amputation whenever possible
It is important to discuss the ideal amputation level, both medically and prosthetically, with your doctor. The sooner our prosthetist gets involved with your plan of care, the sooner we can fit you with your prosthesis.
Occupational and Physical Therapy are critical components of prosthetic rehabilitation
Our therapists will work with you and your prosthetist through your fitting process in order to train you on relearning specific tasks, motor skills, positioning, gait training, posture, and more. Helping you achieve your goals, is our goal. Rehability offers you the convenience of being able to work with a prosthetist, physical therapist, and occupational therapist in one location.
The earliest phase of therapy may begin before your surgery to build your strength, provide education, and improve endurance. Following amputation, therapy is also very important and can begin while your surgical wound is still healing. This will progress through the pre-prosthetic, interim prosthetic, and post-prosthetic phases. Throughout every phase of your care, your therapists will offer guidance on coping with limb loss, assist you to regain independence, make modification recommendations as needed to your home or vehicle, and tips on being a successful, long-term prosthetic user.
How Rehability is Different
Our team realizes that a successful relationship with healthcare providers is crucial to ensure the best possible outcomes. The relationship between a prosthetist and an individual who has experienced limb loss is critically important—as you will likely be working together over a long period of time.
Rehability offers a model that helps new or experienced individuals with limb loss a convenient location to receive prosthetic, physical, and occupational therapy intervention, depending on your needs and goals. We are here to assist and educate you before, during, and after limb loss.
Our staff is happy to discuss, in detail, the process of prosthetic rehabilitation. Call 354-701-0494 to arrange a free consultation.
11216 Spring Hill Drive
Spring Hill, FL 34609