MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Center for Wound Healing provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. We are fortunate to have assembled a superb team in all phases of wound healing, which has enabled us to heal 95 percent of the wounds that we encounter.
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
Floyd Medical Center is a regional leader in providing Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation services in Northwest Georgia. In addition to our Inpatient Rehabilitation unit at Floyd Medical Center, we also offer Outpatient services in Calhoun, Cartersville, Cedartown, Rockmart, Rome and Summerville.
Beginning in our acute care setting, therapy is available to assist patients in the rehab process. Some patients are approved for our Inpatient Rehabilitation unit where there have an average length of stay of 12 days and receive 3 hours of therapy per day. Rehabilitation nursing care is available 24 hours a day.
We also have Polk Subacute Rehab as part of our continuum that some patients need. In that setting 1-1.5 hours of the day are spent in therapy. There is a daily activities schedule and the average length of stay is 17-20 days. Nursing care is available 24 hours per day in this setting too.
Ultimately, our goal is to transition patients to Outpatient care for strengthening, balance and gait training. If a prosthesis is appropriate, our therapist who specializes in limb loss care will help navigate the steps to restoring your functional independence. At our facility, you would have access to modern technology such as the Biodex Balance Master, an overhead unweighing device, and the Video Laser Analysis to ensure you can safely monitor and improve balance.
In the Northwest Georgia area, we are the only facility with a dedicated Limb Loss Program and a therapist with a passion to work with patients who have undergone an amputation.
If we can serve you, please contact us at 706-509-3400.
Ranked as one of the best hospitals in the nation for Rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report, JFK’s Johnson Rehabilitation Institute (JRI) has developed programs in such specialties as amputee rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, orthopedic programs, fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, women’s health, pediatrics and brain injury rehabilitation.
In addition to a 94 bed inpatient hospital, JRI treats thousands of children and adults each year on an outpatient and short-term basis. Outpatient rehabilitation programs are provided in Edison and at our facilities in Metuchen and Monroe. We also provide a variety of consulting, treatment, education, and advocacy for local companies, professionals and schools.
The Johnson Rehabilitation Institute is accredited by the Joint Commission. The facility is also accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities in the areas of Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation (Adult) and Employment Services: Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services. JRI is also licensed by the state of New Jersey as a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Hospital.
As an affiliate of JFK Health, JRI offers patients access to acute hospital services, emergency care, subacute and long-term care facilities, maternity care and pediatric services. JRI also enjoys a close working relationship with the Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center.
The JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute has an innovative, comprehensive Amputee Rehabilitation Program which includes early postsurgical evaluation and care for patients with a recent amputation, as well as lifetime management for people with amputation and all their prosthetic and rehabilitation needs. The patient is evaluated by a highly specialized and experienced prosthetic team including a physiatrist, physical therapist, and prosthetist. A comprehensive treatment plan is developed which may include a detailed prosthetic prescription, specialized prosthetic training programs, psychological adjustment to limb loss, pain management, and wound care. All of these services can be provided within our facility for ease of access and superior quality of care. State of the art prosthetic limbs are custom designed for each individual’s needs.
The partnership between the Amputee Coalition and JFK Rehabilitation Institute does not include peer support programming at this time.
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, the nation’s largest single rehabilitation hospital with 336 beds, is one of only eight federally-designated Model Systems for the treatment and research of both spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. That same unparalleled level of quality care and treatment distinguishes its specialized programs for amputation, stroke, neurological diseases, cardiac recovery, orthopedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Kessler’s comprehensive Amputee Rehabilitation Program addresses the complex physical, psychological, emotional and social issues that individuals and women with limb loss face Treatment is tailored to each person’s needs, goals and lifestyle, and focuses on post-surgical wound care and residual limb management; pre- and post-prosthetic training to build strength, endurance, function, mobility and confidence; and onsite prosthetic services for the custom design, manufacture and fitting of a prosthesis. Education and support are key components of the program, and include peer mentoring, patient and family support groups and lifelong follow-up services.
Ranked as the #2 rehabilitation hospital in the nation by U.S.News & World Report, Kessler Institute offers patients an unparalleled level of care at its three hospital campuses in West Orange, Saddle Brook and Chester, N.J., and more than 80 outpatient centers throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.kessler-rehab.com.
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, 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.
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit facility with 137 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. MedStar NRH’s services are designed specifically for the rehabilitation of individuals with disabling injuries and illnesses such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and disease, arthritis, amputations, post-polio syndrome, chronic pain, back and neck pain, occupational injuries, cancer and cardiac disease that require medical rehabilitation, and other neurological and orthopedic conditions. Annually, MedStar NRH admits approximately 2,200 inpatients and provides nearly 350,000 ambulatory visits at 34 MedStar National Rehabilitation Network outpatient sites located in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. We treat patients from the age of 6 and up and our pediatric unit — the National Center for Children’s Rehabilitation — is a joint service of MedStar NRH and Children’s National Medical Center.
MedStar NRH has appeared on the “Best Hospitals” list in U.S. News & World Report for 18 consecutive years and is currently ranked among the top hospitals for medical rehabilitation in America. MedStar NRH is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We have CARF accredited specialty programs for Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke. MedStar NRH is a proud member of MedStar Health., parent company to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and the MedStar Visiting Nurse Association. For more on MedStar NRH, log on to MedStarNRH.org.
MossRehab, part of Einstein Healthcare Network, consistently ranks among the nation’s top 10 rehabilitation hospitals and number one in Pennsylvania according to the “Best Hospitals” list produced by U.S. News & World Report. With 197 beds, MossRehab is the largest medical rehabilitation provider in the Philadelphia region and offers a complete continuum of care and a full range of rehabilitation services for persons with limb amputation, brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke and other neurological diagnoses and other orthopedic conditions. MossRehab is accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
The MossRehab Regional Amputation Center stands alone as the Philadelphia region’s leading provider of services for persons with amputation offering nationally renowned clinical expertise, unsurpassed diagnostic capabilities, prosthetic and orthotic services, vocational re-entry and driver training as well as community and activity groups that provide patients with support and camaraderie.
For more information about MossRehab, go to MossRehab.com or call 1-800-CALL MOSS (225-5667).
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 Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center offers a comprehensive, team approach to care. Individualized programs for patients can include physical, occupational, and recreational therapy, behavioral medicine and speech-language therapy. Therapists work with physiatrists to implement plans of care that help patients return to a normal lifestyle as quickly as possible. Rehabilitation nurses collaborate with specialists to teach self-care techniques and provide education to help patients reach optimal functionality. Today, Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center has 73 beds and serves nearly 1,000 inpatients annually. It is one of the largest inpatient rehabilitation centers within an acute care hospital in the country. The center has touched the lives of thousands of patients and families from around the nation, accumulating nearly 30,000 patient success stories over the years.
The Amputee Rehabilitation Program at PNRC focuses on pain management following amputation, pre-prosthetic limb care, skin and residual limb care, phantom pain/phantom limb sensation, positioning needs, home exercises and coping with limb loss. Upon completion of inpatient rehabilitation, patients may transition to one of our outpatient centers which continues patient education along with prosthetic training when appropriate. The therapists in our outpatient centers have developed working relationships with many of the prosthetist currently in our area. Patients are provided with information regarding community resources such as the Amputation Coalition of America, Patricia Neal Innovative Recreation Cooperative (IRC), and Patricia Neal’s Support Group A.S.K. (Amputee Support of Knoxville).
The Rehabilitation Institute is located on the campus of Memorial Health University Medical Center, giving patients easy access to other world-class medical services needed during the rehabilitation process. In addition to the most advanced and effective equipment available, we also feature an in-ground pool, underwater treadmill, Aqua Gym, and other advanced technology to meet your needs. To give patients the opportunity to practice in a real-life setting, we offer the area’s only simulated community environment, the Rehabilitation Plaza, which includes a detailed replica of a grocery store, art gallery, and working hair salon.
We are the area’s only CARF certified Amputee program which ensures our ongoing commitment to quality and safety and our focus on patient satisfaction. Find out more about us, by visiting http://memorialhealth.com/the-rehabilitation-institute.aspx.
NYU Langone Medical Center—a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center—is one of the nation’s premier destinations for excellence in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. Recognized on U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals Honor Roll”, NYU Langone is composed of Tisch Hospital, the Hospital for Joint Diseases, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, Rusk Rehabilitation, NYU School of Medicine, and a growing ambulatory care network with locations throughout Manhattan, the outer boroughs, and the tri-state area.
Ranked #1 rehab program in New York by U.S. News & World Reportsince 1989, Rusk Rehabilitation provides comprehensive and multidisciplinary care to individuals with the loss of a limb. Rusk’s limb-loss treatment team is among the most experienced in the world, providing inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation care along with pre- and post-prosthetic training programs to develop an individualized plan of care centered around a person’s abilities and needs. Working closely with family and caregivers, the goal is to help individuals reach their full potential and maximum level of function, quickly and safely.
Sheltering Arms helps patients find the Power to Overcome the obstacles of illness and injury, such as amputation, stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, joint replacement, back pain, sports injury, and other neurological and orthopedic conditions. With 68 beds at two hospitals (both of which are accredited by The Joint Commission), as well as eleven outpatient centers and a host of health and wellness programs, Sheltering Arms offers a network of rehabilitation and support services more comprehensive than any other in the Richmond, VA area. Care is unique to each patient and his/her recovery goals and is guided by the latest research in rehabilitation care. Sheltering Arms is also home of the iWALK and iREACH Recovery Centers. Uniquely designed with a combination of clinical research, advanced technological equipment and expert staff, these programs help patients regain function once thought impossible. In addition to top-notch clinical care, Sheltering Arms also offers adaptive recreation, fitness services and community/educational programs, supporting individuals throughout their recovery and road to independence.
Founded in 1971, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston is one of the largest rehabilitation facilities in the United States, and is ranked the 6th top rehabilitation hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report. As the official teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Spaulding is at the forefront of research in advances in rehabilitative care.
In April 2013, Spaulding will open a new 132-bed facility which is national model for environmental and inclusive design. With a wide range of inpatient programs and 23 outpatient centers throughout Eastern Massachusetts, Spaulding strives to continually update and improve its programs to offer patients the latest, high-quality care through its leading, expert providers. Spaulding has been awarded a Model Systems designation in three specialty areas- Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Brain Injury Rehabilitation- by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
The Amputee Rehabilitation Program of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network provides comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation for patients who have experienced limb loss. Spaulding offers expert care for the full continuum of rehabilitation needs including preoperative, acute postoperative, pre-prosthetic, prosthetic training, and long-term follow-up of individuals with upper and lower limb amputation. At every stage, 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.
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.
TIRR Memorial Hermann is a 119-bed nonprofit rehabilitation hospital, network of outpatient therapy clinics and a rehabilitation medical home located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Founded in 1959, TIRR Memorial Hermann has been named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S.News & World Report for 23 consecutive years. TIRR Memorial Hermann provides rehabilitation services for individuals with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, strokes, amputations and neurodegenerative diseases.
The Amputee Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann prepares patients and their families to cope physically and psychologically with the traumatic or surgical loss of a limb, or a congenital limb deficiency. The rehabilitation process includes a pre-prosthetic program and prosthetic training when appropriate. The clinical treatment team of the Amputee Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann is internationally recognized, particularly for their work with patients with upper-limb and multiple amputations.
In 1929, Touro Infirmary was one of the first hospitals in the United States to have a physical therapy department. Today, Touro Rehabilitation Center is one of the premier rehabilitation centers in the country, offering medical services that promote healing and recovery. The Center is a leader in rehabilitative medicine with specialty programs including limb loss, stroke, brain and spinal cord injury, cancer, and comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation. Touro Rehabilitation Center offers specialized inpatient and outpatient programs for individuals. Touro staff help to restore function to individuals with different conditions and physical complications, enabling them to lead active, productive, independent and fulfilling lives. Touro Rehabilitation Center is accredited in several subspecialty areas by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Touro Rehabilitation Center’s Limb Loss Program addresses the comprehensive needs of individuals following an amputation. Loss of a limb is a major life event. Whether loss was traumatic, due to cancer, or the result of complications of peripheral artery disease, infection, or diabetes, the Limb Loss Program provides patients with the information, resources, and support needed to adapt to life without a limb. The program offers nutrition and limb loss education classes, a resource and educational manual, a support group, prosthetic clinic to meet new and ongoing prosthetic needs, adaptive recreation, community reintegration, and specialized therapy. Touro Rehabilitation is proud to be partnered with the Amputee Coalition to provide additional limb loss resources. To find out more about Touro Rehabilitation Center’s Limb Loss Program, please visit http://www.touro.com/rehab-limbloss
The Amputee Rehabilitation Program at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute provides comprehensive care for patients who have lost an arm or leg from either vascular disease or a traumatic injury. We offer both inpatient and outpatient services to help patients gain knowledge, strength, and confidence to adapt to their new life. The care extends far beyond just the physical issues such as wound care, prosthetics care and physical and occupational therapies. To help address the psychological issues that come with losing a limb, the program also offers support groups and peer mentoring as well as introductions to activities such as adapted sports.
All patients undergo extensive rehabilitation to help them recover and get back to life at work, home and in the community. Our comprehensive services include:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Respiratory therapy
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Rehabilitation Nursing
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
- Amputee Clinic
- Amputee Walking School
- Aquatic therapy
- Balance training
- Custom-fitting and ongoing assessment and adjustment of prosthetic devices
- Functional skills training (i.e. helping patients make necessary adjustments to their daily living routines)
- Integrative medicine
- Mobility training – walking, transfers, bed mobility and wheelchair
- Pain management
- Patient navigation (to assist with navigating the health care system and accessing additional services in the community)
- Pre-prosthetic exercises
- Wheelchair Seating Clinic