Life Without LIMBits – Amputee Program
HELPING YOU MEET THE CHALLENGE.
An Amputation Doesn’t Have to Slow You Down
Have you recently undergone an amputation? If so, it can be difficult at first to maneuver your new ways of life, especially during the recovery process.
Our Amputee Therapy program is a custom-designed regimen, formulated by our experts to help amputees and prosthesis-users to recover quickly and get back to their daily routines.
If you’ve recently undergone an amputation and you are beginning the navigation of life with your prosthesis, Renew Physical Therapy and Wellness can help.
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What Does our Amputation Physical Therapy Program Look Like?
At Renew Physical Therapy and Wellness, our Mobile, AL physical therapists can help you with regaining mobility with your new prosthesis through strengthening exercises, swelling control, and phantom limb pain management.
We also address other issues such as balance and core strengthening, to help you recover and return to daily activities as quickly as possible.
POST-SURGICAL RECOVERY & TRAINING
Post-Op Physical Therapy
Getting physical therapy after your surgery and during the adjustment of your prosthesis is essential.
You and your physical therapist will work together to create a treatment plan that will help you reach your goals, and he or she will assist you in increasing your strength, endurance, and flexibility with your new custom device.
Additionally, physical therapy can help in significantly speeding up your recovery time after an amputation. The treatments prescribed by our Mobile, AL physical therapists will help to improve not just muscle endurance for activity, but also your aerobic capacity for activity, both of which will reduce fatigue as a risk factor for falls.
Strength training is an important part of building endurance after an amputation. Muscle weakness in the affected area around your prosthesis is often a primary contributing factor to poor balance and falls.
This can also lead to muscle weakness in other areas of the body, such as the hips or core. With strength and balance training, patients are better equipped to recover from unexpected perturbations or a momentary loss of balance to prevent falls and allow for longer periods of movement.
By building strength, you will be able to maneuver life with your new prosthetic device much easier, as your body will be fully recovered and capable of handling the demands of daily life.
At Renew Physical Therapy and Wellness, we want you to be able to live life without limitations – to be able to enjoy physical activities, move with ease, and even navigate uneven terrains without fear of falling. This all begins with balance training.
Balance and gait training exercises will be prescribed based on your needs with your respective prosthetic device. These training exercises will include activities to not only improve gait mechanics but also increase your confidence and safety in navigating across different terrains and around different obstacles.
OPTIONAL: MASSAGE THERAPY
It is highly recommended that amputees receive massage therapy in conjunction with beginning prosthetic training and ongoing prosthetic use. This can help prevent muscle strain, tightness, and related pain symptoms that may develop due to alterations in posture and biomechanics combined with the new demands placed on the muscles directly and indirectly involved.
Some of the reported benefits of massage therapy include:
- Reduced Swelling
- Increased Circulation
- Less Muscle Stiffness
- Reduced Scar Tissue Tightness
- Reduced Spasms
- Increased Muscle Length
- Less Pain
- Decreased Anxiety and Stress
- Longer Sleep
- Increased Relaxation
Common Amputee Conditions Treatable by Massage Therapy:
- Phantom Limb Pain
- Residual Limb Pain
- Muscle Tightness, Stiffness, and Spasms (Contractures)
- Scar Tissue Effects (tightness, itching, or pain)
- Poor Blood Circulation
OPTIONAL: PERSONAL TRAINING
With our Amputee Personal Training Program, we establish the program and you set the pace. Before you get started, you’ll meet with your trainer who will set up your individualized program to help you meet your fitness goals. As with all of our training programs, you have access to our professional coaches who will provide you guidance while you rip through your workouts which will be incrementally modified as you progress your way into better fitness and better living!
We offer a unique, private, judgment-free setting where you can safely and effectively work toward improving your health and wellness.
Our professionals of certified trainers have a wide variety of expertise that allows us to help clients from all walks of life.
Whether you have an old injury that has held you back from exercise, a medical condition that causes you apprehension about making changes to your health, or an athlete looking to gain an edge over your competition – whatever your concern, Renew Physical Therapy & Wellness is the place to help get you going again. All of our professionals work hand in hand, consulting on your progress, and are available to address your individual needs along the way.
DON’T LET YOUR AMPUTATION SLOW YOU DOWN.
According to Physiopedia, “The ultimate goal of rehabilitation after limb loss is to ambulate successfully with the use of a prosthesis and to return to a high level of social reintegration.” At Renew Physical Therapy and Wellness, that is exactly what we aim to achieve.
If you are in need of our amputee recovery program services, do not hesitate to contact our Mobile, AL physical therapy clinic today. We will help you get back to normal life as quickly as possible!