Open since 1974, Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute is Arkansas’ largest and most comprehensive rehabilitation hospital. Accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs and Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs, Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute is also accredited for specialty programs in the areas of Amputation, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.
Baptist Health Rehabilitation lnstitute’s team of highly skilled and experienced physicians, therapists, and nurses help individuals and their family members achieve their highest level of function and quality of life. This comprehensive and customized approach to rehabilitative care has led to Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute being recognized among the top rehab facilities in the nation by Uniform Data System for achieving and sustaining outstanding clinical outcomes.
In addition to our inpatient services, Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute is an established provider of outpatient rehabilitation. We have over 20 outpatient clinics across central Arkansas with an experienced team of more than 60 occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists and neuropsychologists.
Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute coordinates care to assist patients with limb loss at each stage of recovery, from inpatient post-operative acute rehabilitation to prosthetic training in both inpatient and outpatient settings. We work closely with prosthetic providers to assure individuals achieve the best results with their prostheses. If needed, our Wheelchair and Seating Clinic assists with making decisions and obtaining equipment which will best meet mobility, safety and independence needs.
To make a successful transition to home and community, Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute provides unique opportunities such as David’s Village and Driver Rehabilitation. David’s Village is a simulated setting which includes a detailed replica of a grocery store, restaurant, and gas station. This gives patients the opportunity to practice and succeed at real-life skills. Our Driver Rehabilitation program helps get our patients back on the road safely and independently. Additionally, many of our patients find our peer support network helpful during and after the transition to their life at home and work.
To learn more about Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute, visit baptist-health.com or call Baptist Healthline at 888-BAPTIST
We invite you and your family to tour our facilities and learn more about the types of care provided. To arrange a tour for our Little Rock location, call (501) 202-7011; for North Little Rock, call (501) 681-0974 or toll-free at 1-888-227-8478.
Our team treats people of all ages who have suffered an amputation, which is a surgical removal of all or part of a limb or extremity such as an arm, leg, foot, hand, toe or finger. Amputations can be a result of disease such as diabetes, blood clots, infections, osteomyelitis or caused by trauma. Many of our patients are referred to the program from emergency rooms, doctors’ offices and other community partners.
The Amputee Program provides an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to evaluate, rehabilitate and support people with amputations. We specialize in individualizing care and creating a patient-centered treatment plan. We actively serve the community by collaborating with primary care physicians, pediatricians, sports medicine doctors, schools, coaches, athletic trainers and parents.
Our team of experts offer tremendous knowledge in the latest technologies and treatments for amputee rehabilitation, providing the clinical, technical and professional resources needed to help patients progress toward total independence.
The amputee rehabilitation program is Joint Commission accredited and focuses on the unique needs of each individual, with objectives including instruction in skin care, pre-prosthetic conditioning and instruction, prosthetic mobility training and limb maintenance.
Each patient’s treatment plan is designed to accomplish their therapeutic goals through a sequence of measurable, achievable steps:
- Improving general and specific muscle strength
- Educating patients and their families on skin care and prosthesis care
- Shaping residual limb for prosthetic fit
- Teaching independence in ambulation with and without prosthesis
- Increasing independence in daily living skills
- Developing coping skills for patient and family as they adjust to new challenges
- Facilitating community re-entry
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. The Limb Deficiency Program at Children’s, part of the Children’s orthotics and prosthetics department, offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for young patients and their families, bringing together pediatric upper and lower extremity orthopedic and plastic surgeons, pediatric physical and occupational therapists, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, and certified prosthetists and orthotists. With access to more than 60 pediatric specialties through Children’s, the Limb Deficiency Program has additional resources available to assist patients as needed.
The primary goal of the Limb Deficiency Program is to assist children, adolescents and young adults with upper and lower extremity limb deficiencies achieve optimal independence and functioning at home, school, play and work.
Whether the limb difference is congenital (present at birth) or acquired (the result of disease, an accident or other trauma), it’s important for a patient to be matched with the right physician, certified prosthetist or orthotist, and therapist as early as possible.
Our prosthetists and orthotists are accredited by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and licensed to practice in Georgia. We work with physicians and other community health professionals to develop the best plans of care for our patients. Our in-house orthotics and prosthetics fabrication lab is the only hospital-based, accredited pediatric facility of its kind in Georgia.
Clinical advancements and research:
The Limb Deficiency Program team is actively involved in research. We collaborate with:
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Kennesaw State University
Memberships and accreditations:
- American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC)
- Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC)
- Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
- The Joint Commission
- National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI)
- American Physical Therapy Association Pediatric Residency Program
CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana is a not-for-profit health system that is dedicated to a mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. The hospital is a recognized leader in Southwest Louisiana for its comprehensive health and wellness services and its work to improve the health of the community, embracing the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of each patient.
CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Regional Physical Rehabilitation Center is a 23 bed CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. We are the only CARF accredited rehabilitation unit in the region.
Our rehabilitation team includes highly skilled physicians, nurses, therapists and other healthcare providers that specialize in creating an individualized comprehensive rehabilitation program to assist in helping our patients achieve their highest functional status and improve their overall quality of life.
In addition to our inpatient rehabilitation unit, CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital provides outpatient rehabilitation services with an experienced team of physical and occupational therapists as well as speech language pathologists. Our team provides our patients with quality one on one treatment with a focus on maximizing functional independence.
Our inpatient and outpatient teams work closely with local orthotic and prosthetic providers to ensure patients have the best outcomes.
CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital is proud to offer a wide range of health care services including:
Behavioral Health Services, Day Surgery, Emergency Services (24 hours), Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Intensive Care Unit, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Robotic- Partial Knee and Total Hip Replacement, Joint Replacement, Shoulder, Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation, Stroke Center, Physical Rehabilitation, Regional Cancer Center, John & Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Services.
Our mission at DHR Health Rehabilitation Hospital is to provide a comprehensive rehabilitation program of the highest quality in order to improve the well-being of those we serve with a commitment to excellence. Every Patient, Every Encounter, Every Time!
Our Amputee program is committed to meeting the individual needs of the persons served with limb loss so that they may achieve the highest possible level of independence. DHR Health Rehabilitation Hospital recognizes that each Amputee patient has their own unique set of capabilities. The Rehab team will aid in developing these to the fullest by providing top quality medical rehabilitation care with dignity.
DHR Health Rehabilitation Hospital has a very strong Physical & Medicine Rehabilitation team that is led by Dr. Saroja Viswamitra. Her intense passion for patient care extends to both pediatric and adult rehabilitation services.
DHR Health has partnered with the Amputee Coalition to provide the first and only Amputee Support Group in the Rio Grande Valley. The Amputee support group is held at DHR Health Rehabilitation Hospital the first Wednesday of every month and is available to our patients and the community at large.
The amputation specialty program provides or arranges for peer support services that reflect the characteristics, preferences and needs of the persons served.
Our Amputee Program offers comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation for patients who have experienced limb loss. Throughout recovery, our goal is to help patients maximize their functional independence, find emotional strength and confidence, and successfully transition back to home, work, and the community.
Our integrated approach focuses on the post-surgical, prosthetic, and reintegration phases to:
- Address proper wound care and limb management
- Increase strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance
- Decrease pain and discomfort
- Train individuals to use prostheses with confidence to avoid complications
Valley of the Sun is a 75-bed rehabilitation hospital providing both inpatient and outpatient programs to meet the needs of our patients and community. Our inpatient department has programs that specialize in healing and recovery from an amputation with preparation and education for future prosthetics. Outpatient department offers comprehensive programming for prosthetic training for ambulation, strength building, and mobility. Valley of the Sun offers a monthly support group that provides group support and engaging community outings. We also host annual special events such as an Amputee Running Clinic, First Swing Golf Clinic, and Amputee Swim Clinic. Our expert staff have performed lectures in the clinical community to advance the foundation of our program.
George Washington University Hospital’s comprehensive amputee rehabilitation program provides patients with pre-prosthetic training, prosthetic training, and limb preservation after upper and/or lower extremity amputations. Our amputee program is interdisciplinary, including physical therapists occupational therapists prosthetists, orthotists, wound care providers, and doctors of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Our team works with patients who have experienced limb loss due to trauma, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, infection, tumors, and conditions present at birth.
To contact the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, please call 202-715-5655.
Goals of the Amputee Program
The main goal of our program is to help every patient return to their highest level of function, including community re-integration and independence. We do this by helping patients:
- Learn how to care for residual limb and use of prosthesis for everyday activities
- Put on and take off their prosthesis, and manage all other components of prosthesis
- Learn techniques to address phantom pain and sensations
- Address limb optimization of non-residual limb
- Create a patient-specific home exercise program
- Strengthen balance and coordination for optimal functional mobility
- Connect with a peer visitor who has experienced limb loss
- Participate in our Amputee Support Group
Hackensack Meridian Subacute at Wall provides an integrated approach to amputee treatment, care and rehabilitation. Our program focuses on improving patient outcomes by providing a model of care that begins with coordination and planning prior to surgery, through healing and recovery. Our complete continuum of care includes prosthetic evaluation and fabrication, pre-prosthetic and prosthetic physical and occupational therapy, and inpatient prosthetic training.
Kessler Institute, a pioneer in the field of medical rehabilitation, offers a comprehensive program of care and treatment to help individuals with limb loss and their families move forward in life. We provide a unique continuum – from post-surgical treatment and residual limb management to the most advanced prosthetic design, fitting and training, as well as community integration and lifelong follow-up services – all tailored to your individual needs and goals. You will also benefit from extensive education and support, including psychology services, peer mentoring and patient and family support groups to help you adjust and deal with any issues such as phantom limb pain, to gain the strategies to best manage daily activities and to develop a strong support network. Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top rehabilitation hospitals for 27 consecutive years, Kessler offers you the convenience of four hospital locations in Saddle Brook, West Orange, Chester and Marlton, NJ.
Osseointegration at CU Orthopedics
We are one of the first dedicated and unique osseointegration programs in the country. Our unique program is dedicated to amputee patients who are experiencing difficulty with their prosthesis.
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals in Nebraska is one of the largest comprehensive rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. Madonna is a recognized leader in specialized rehabilitation programs and research to treat children and adults with physical disabilities, including brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, and amputation. Madonna is the only rehabilitation hospital in the country that provides all levels of care in one facility, as well as a multitude of specialty programs and services, including an Adaptive Sports and Recreation program, driver’s training and a Work Re-entry program to help injured workers return to work quickly. Madonna’s Amputation Program is accredited by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, as part of our Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation and Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs. We also offer an independent, on-site orthotic and prosthetic company. Our expert rehabilitation, clinical research conducted in a state-of-the-art gait and mobility lab, and advanced technology give our patients the foundation to achieve their fullest potential; and our lifelong commitment to patient support and advocacy empowers our patients to move beyond what they thought was possible.
For more than 125 years, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has restored hope and freedom through rehabilitation for children and adults who have experienced a disabling illness or injury. Mary Free Bed is a 167-bed nonprofit hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a continuum of care that extends across a network of more than 30 hospitals statewide. It’s one of the largest independent rehabilitation hospitals in the U.S.
Accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs and Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs, Mary Free Bed also is accredited for specialty programs in the areas of Amputation, Brain Injury, Cancer Rehabilitation, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.
Mary Free Bed’s Amputation Programs coordinate care with its network members to assist patients with limb loss at every stage of recovery, from pre-amputation consultations and post-operative care to acute rehabilitation, home-based services and long-term care by our on-site Orthotics & Prosthetics + Bionics department, which is accredited by the ABC (American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics).
Our extensive specialty outpatient services include an amputee clinic, day rehabilitation, driver’s rehabilitation and one of the largest adaptive sports programs in the country. We also offer a peer mentor program and an amputee support group for people in the community.
We have an exceptional rehabilitation team that specializes in restoring independence for patients with amputations or limb differences.
Mary Free Bed also provides diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care for infants, children and teens with congenital and acquired limb differences. When it was established in 1946, the MFB Center for Limb Differences was the nation’s first to focus exclusively on the unique needs of young patients, and that pioneering work continues today.
For more information visit maryfreebed.com.
At MossRehab, we recognize that you never stop wanting to improve your abilities.
Our specialists have helped more patients with amputation achieve better results than any other rehabilitation facility in the Delaware Valley and the Greater Philadelphia region. We treat patients at all points in their rehabilitation from pre-amputation counseling, pre-prosthetic rehabilitation, learning to use a prosthesis and lifetime follow up.
The change in our patients’ functional status as measured by the Functional Independence Measure exceeds those of the region and the nation.
Out clinicians are specialty trained in amputation rehabilitation and are widely called upon to teach at leading universities and conferences. Our multidisciplinary expertise coupled with some of the most innovative rehabilitation technology available. Empowers our team to make perceptive evaluation, develop targeted treatment plans and set ambitious goals for recovery. The team includes physiatrists – physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, rehabilitation nurses; physical, occupational and recreational therapists; case managers, psychologists; prosthetists and others as needed.
We are proud to be one of the only centers in the nation to be accredited for both our inpatient and outpatient amputation services by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. This means that our patients receive care based on best practices at every point along the journey of recovery.
Our goal is to help every child move and feel their best — and lead an active, independent life. Our multidisciplinary clinic provides individualized care for children who could benefit from a prosthesis, whether they were born without a certain body part or lost it due to illness or injury. We have special expertise and experience working with children with a wide range of conditions like limb deformities. Our experts team up to recommend the best prosthetic devices for each child. The prosthetic prescription can be for the lower extremities (foot, above and below the knee) and/or upper extremities (fingers, hands, above and below the elbow). Because children who need a prosthetic device will often need coordinated care from other medical areas, you’ll have access to our entire team of Nemours experts and specialists, including: rehab psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, prosthetists, orthopedic surgeons, and physiatrists (rehabilitation medicine doctors). Appointments are held in the gait and motion analysis lab.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Amputee Rehabilitation program meets the physical and emotional needs of patients and their families facing limb loss due to accident, illness or birth defect. Our program is designed to bring clients, their families and their prosthetist together with our trained professionals to provide maximum functional ability.
Care considerations involve the amputation and the prevention of complications and future amputations. Care and follow-up for these individuals requires a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. Each person is evaluated by our team of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and social work experts.
Patients achieve the highest function possible through education and care including:
- Achieving comfort and independence with an amputation for those without a prosthesis
- Care for your amputation, including wound care, phantom pain/phantom sensation, residual limb management and desensitization
- Assistance with choosing the appropriate prosthesis for best fit and function
- Prevention of complications
- Return to daily activities (walking and climbing stairs) and work/community integration
- Return to driving, if applicable
The Occupational Therapy Driver Rehabilitation Program at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center helps restore mobility to those affected by neurological, orthopedic or developmental conditions, or to those who have experienced age-related changes in function. Our goal is to help you return to safe, independent driving. Instruction on how to safely operate a vehicle using vehicle adaptions, compensatory techniques and/or safety procedure training. Vehicle adaptions may include:
- Spinner knob
- Hand controls
- Left foot accelerator
- Turn signal crossover
To be referred to our program please obtain a referral from your physician for “Amputee Rehab” including your diagnosis. The referral can be faxed to 614-293-5220. To make an appointment or learn more about our Amputee Rehabilitation Program, please call 614-293-4523.
Please follow these steps in order to participate in the Occupation Therapy Driver Rehabilitation Program:
- Obtain a physician’s referral stating “OT driver rehabilitation program” and include all pertinent diagnosis and contact information to be faxed to 614-293-9002 or sent via electronic medical records. We will contact you to schedule the appointment upon receiving the referral.
- A valid driver’s license or permit is required for any on-road portion of the program.
- Call 614-685-5600 if you have any questions about the process.
The amputee rehabilitation program provides comprehensive rehabilitation to treat the loss of functional ability in patients who have lost a limb. Inpatient and outpatient treatment focuses on: Balance, Strength, Walking, Activities of daily living, Prosthetics and Emotional issues. Our Amputee Support Group meets monthly, and provides ongoing support and follow-up for patients, family and friends.
The Acute Rehabilitation Unit offers intense inpatient services for individuals who have experienced functional loss or disability as a result of an accident, illness or injuries. Designed with input from physicians, clinicians, nurses, therapists and patients, our hospital’s 61 private patient room en suites, amenities and culture provide the best patient experience in comfort and convenience.
The Rehabilitation Center at Reading Hospital is proud to have received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for our Amputation Specialty Program. This accreditation means you and your family receive the most comprehensive care possible for post-amputation rehabilitation, from adjusting to daily activities to learning new skills with prosthetics. Your care is in the best hands with a team of compassionate professionals you can trust.
The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Northwest is the only free standing Acute Rehabilitation Hospital in North Idaho. RHN is a 30 bed hospital, offering private rooms for all of its’ patients and specializes in care of individuals with amputation, stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and orthopedic trauma or repair. The rehabilitation team consists of a rehabilitation physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapy, rehabilitation nursing, case management, respiratory therapist, pharmacist and dietitians. RHN has maintained being ranked in the top ten of all rehabilitation hospitals in the US since in opened in 2013. Our primary goal is to return each our patients home to independent living after their stay at RHN.
For more than 65 years, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) has been helping people rebuild their lives after a serious injury or illness. We do this by delivering comprehensive rehabilitation services based on cutting-edge treatment techniques, innovative research and excellent, personalized medical care.
RIM has received CARF accreditation for our specialized programs in: Amputee Specialty Program (Inpatient); Spinal Cord System of Care (Inpatient & Outpatient); Brain Injury Specialty Program (Inpatient & Outpatient); Stroke Specialty Program (Inpatient); and Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs. In addition, RIM is one of only three rehab hospitals in the country to be designated as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence.
RIM’s comprehensive amputee program is fully equipped to help patients regain strength and learn the techniques they need to live actively and independently. RIM’s inpatient unit is staffed by a team of experts who have advanced training and experience in treating patients who have lost an upper or lower extremity as the result of disease, trauma or birth defect. Once a patient is discharged from our inpatient unit, care continues seamlessly as they transition to one of our many outpatient locations.
RIM’s Amputee Clinic is dedicated to treating people with amputations throughout their lifetime. Our comprehensive approach to care includes a team of specialists that work together to address the needs and maximize the goals of our patients. The clinic’s services include medical management, wound care, physical and occupational therapy, prosthetic fitting, and referrals to other specialized services as needed.
Patients have access to custom-made prosthetics, including electronic upper limbs, life-like cosmetically appealing prostheses and specialized limbs designed for specific sports or activities.
In addition to RIM’s 69-bed inpatient facility, the Institute also operate more than 30 outpatient sites located throughout southeast Michigan. Backed by experience, clinical expertise and a reputation for excellence, patients at RIM are given every opportunity to meet and exceed their goals.
Sheltering Arms and VCU Health have taken the best of themselves to create something new, Sheltering Arms Institute. This state-of-the-science physical rehabilitation hospital is unlike any other in the world and combines the best technology, research and clinical care for the most advanced rehabilitation and healing environment to help patients get better, faster.
The team at Sheltering Arms Institute is ready to help you or your loved one with all of your amputation care and recovery needs from preparing for surgery to recovering and returning to your favorite activities following an amputation.
At Spartanburg Rehabilitation Institute, we provide specialized inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative services to our patients, serving Spartanburg and Greenville Counties and surrounding areas in South and North Carolina. We see patients who often are recovering from disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions.
Patients are our priority. We are passionate about patient care and consider it a privilege to be able to provide services to patients and their family members throughout Spartanburg and Greenville, S.C.
For six years in a row, our patient care efforts at Spartanburg Rehabilitation Institute have earned us national recognition as a healthcare leader, meaning that we provide the highest level of available care nationwide to our patients in our own community. We consider it privilege to be able to offer high-level care and are honored to be a vital part of the communities we serve.
Our nationally recognized programs include:
- Amputee Rehabilitation Certification
Spartanburg Rehabilitation Institute is recognized nationally for developing better results for amputee patients. The hospital earned The Joint Commission’s disease-specific certification for Amputee Rehabilitation after a rigorous on-site review of the hospital’s compliance with national standards, clinical guidelines, and outcomes of care. Certification through The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Program is voluntary.
Ranked in the Top 10% Nationally for Rehabilitative Care – It Matters!
Spartanburg Rehabilitation Institute ranked in the top 10% nationally for rehabilitative care, 6 years in a row.
The ranking is by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), a not-for-profit corporation that was developed with support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation research, a component of the U.S. Department of Education.
The UDSMR ranks rehabilitation facilities based upon care that is:
This means that through services at Spartanburg Rehabilitation Institute, our patients are receiving the highest level of rehabilitative care available – without having to leave the area.
For over 40 years, physical rehabilitation has been our specialty. As a 166-bed, fully accredited, private, not-for-profit, physical rehabilitation hospital, we offer a wide range of rehabilitation services and programs on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Therapies include physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, therapeutic recreation, and social and psychological services. We also offer Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Dysphagia Therapy, Driver and Vestibular Rehabilitation, Wheelchair Seating Clinic and Prosthetics and Orthotics. The center has a state-of-the-art Outpatient Health Center, which includes private examination and treatment rooms, lounge and splinting area, a spacious gym and on-site apartment for Activities of Daily Living. Patients and their families benefit from a team approach to rehabilitation which helps the patient attain positive outcomes and maximizes his or her independence.
The Amputee/Limb Loss Restoration Program of the Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network has been providing services to people with limb loss for more than 20 years. The Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network is comprised of two acute inpatient rehabilitation units at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and multidisciplinary outpatient treatment facilities in Central Maryland.
In the inpatient rehabilitation units, we partner with patients who have lost a limb to ensure that they are able to manage daily activities and mobility. In the outpatient setting, amputee rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists) partner with patients and a team that includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, and prosthetists to develop a treatment plan that fits the patient’s individual needs, goals, and lifestyle. Rehabilitation psychologist also collaborate with patients for a whole-person approach in the management of limb loss. Surgical partners in Orthopaedics, Vascular Surgery, and Plastic Surgery allow us to provide patients innovative treatment alternatives to manage pain or improve prosthesis fit. Team members are also involved in research to help people with limb loss have access to the latest advances in care. Our goal is to help our patients reach their full potential by offering the most appropriate medical, rehabilitative, and prosthetic treatment options available. Our rehabilitation program offers comprehensive services for people with limb loss to include:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Rehabilitation Psychology
- Amputee Rehabilitation Physicians (Physiatrists)
- Surgical consultation for amputation revision, Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) or osseointegration as appropriate.
- Partnership with local certified prosthetists for custom-fitting and adjustment of prostheses on-site
UnityPoint Health – Dubuque strives to provide the best outcome for every patient, every time. Our services reach patients in the Tri-State area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin through Finley Hospital, UnityPoint Clinics and UnityPoint at Home. Our amputee services include extensive inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, along with offering a monthly Amputee Support Group. In addition, we work in partnership with the Amputee Coalition and our volunteer program to offer the Certified Peer Visitor Program to help patients adjust to their new lifestyle after being hospitalized for an amputation.
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Zale-Lipshy Pavilion Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is one of the premier rehab facilities in the nation. UT Southwestern has had six Nobel Prize winners, and is renowned for it’s medical school and physician staff. The inpatient rehabilitation unit’s Medical Director is Kathleen Bell, M.D., Professor/Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Kimberly Clark Distinguished Chair in Mobility Research. The inpatient rehabilitation unit is CARF Accredited.
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), provides a comprehensive program for patients and their families who are facing limb loss.
Each patient is evaluated by a multidisciplinary team focused on supporting our patients as they recover a sense of well-being, improve functioning, and enjoy more independence.
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians and residents
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech/language pathologists
- Rehabilitation psychologists (as needed)
- Social workers experts
Care and Rehabilitation
Our therapists have expertise in all facets of care for amputees. We provide education on how to care for an amputation, including wound care, phantom pain or sensation, residual limb management, and desensitization.
Our physical therapists have specialized training for upper- and lower-limb amputations, as well as multiple amputations. Amputees who have been a part of our program have achieved goals such as driving or participating in sports.
If the amputation is related to a vascular condition, our therapists have the expertise to design a program that effectively addresses requirements following vascular surgery or other treatments.
We offer state-of-the-art prostheses that are expertly designed and fitted to meet each patient’s individual needs. Our specialists will thoroughly discuss all options and prosthetic devices available. Advancements in the development of prostheses, such as the use of ultralight materials, have enabled amputees to lead remarkably versatile lives.
To be referred to our program please obtain a referral from your physician for “Amputee Rehab”, including your diagnosis. The referral can be faxed to 214-645-4893.
To make an appointment or learn more about our Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, please call:
Timothy Gorden, CRRN, RN 214-645-4833
At WakeMed, we understand the physical, social and emotional challenges that patients face when they’ve experienced an amputation. That is why compassion, support and individual care planning are key components of the WakeMed Amputee Program. Our amputee program is CARF accredited. Our program offers patients that have experienced limb loss comprehensive rehabilitation services and medical management within a dedicated inpatient rehab unit.