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Amputee Rehabilitation

Amputee Rehabilitation

There are many reasons why a person might lose limb. These include trauma, infection, diabetes, vascular disease, cancer and other diseases. When a person loses a limb, a person sustains a major loss in his/her activity and mobility level.

Goal

Our goal is to maximize a person's functional mobility, minimize a person's deficits, enhance his/her quality of life and regain his/her independence after an amputation has occurred.

Rehab patient and therapist

Amputee Rehab Treatment can include:

  • Residual Limb care to promote wound healing and limb shaping.
  • Therapeutic exercises can improve a patient's overall strength, improve oxygen flow to promote wound healing, decrease scar tissue and minimize pain
  • Pre- and Post-prosthetic training. Physical therapists work with the Prosthetists, who make the artificial limbs, on preparing for and providing the best prosthesis for each patient. Training is provided to prepare for the prosthesis, along with managing the prosthesis for assisting with walking and transferring when ready.
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Mobility Training is provided to improve each patient’s ability to transfer, walk and manage all daily activities like dressing and bathing.
  • Patient education on limb care, prosthetic hygiene & maintenance, best method to put on and off the limb shapers and prosthesis to ensure the best prosthetic fit or care of the residual limb.

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Anonymous

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“Dr. Plonka has the best staff out of anywhere I have ever been. I am fussy and would change doctors in a heart-beat (no pun intended) if I wasn't satisfied, but I have been a patient of Dr. Plonka...

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“I found Dr. Briscoe through an email that was sent by the McLaren Port Huron hospital saying that she was starting her practice and was looking for new patients. Upon arrival for my first appoint...

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