What is it?
An amputation is when part, or all, of a limb is removed whether due to trauma, illness or surgery.
How can it affect me?
An amputation is a major change in one’s life and abilities and the impact can vary depending on the type and extent of the amputation. If the amputation is to the arm, then it could mean difficulty with daily tasks, work, self-care, etc. If the amputation is to the leg, then it could mean difficulty with walking, standing, balance, working, daily tasks, etc. All amputations can impact independence and ability to continue one’s life as before.
How Neuphysio can help!
At Neuphysio, our knowledgeable staff will assess your amputation and overall condition, talk to you about your goals and develop an appropriate treatment plan for you. Learning to regain function with residual limbs is incredibly important for rehabilitation following an amputation.
Treatment may include:
- Strengthening, stretching and learning to regain function in residual limbs
- Teaching you how to properly care for the skin of the residual limb
- Teaching how to manage use of a prosthetic should you have one
- Teaching how you can modify tasks to gain independence