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Amputee

  •  Upper Extremity

    SSM Health offers a specialized outpatient amputee rehabilitation program for individuals recovering from an upper extremity amputation. Therapists are experienced with partial hand, trans-radial, elbow disarticulation, above the elbow, shoulder disarticulation, body powered and myoelectric prostheses. Goals for treatment are to maximize independence in self-care and daily activities at home, work or in the community. Training promotes the integration of the prosthetic arm and improving functional use into daily tasks.

    Treatment focuses on:

    • Self-care
    • Residual limb care
    • Prosthetic management
    • Community reintegration skills
    • Interpersonal/psychological challenges
    • Vocational guidance
    • Education, including skin care, nutrition & wellness issues

    Lower Extremity

    SSM Health Day Institute offers a highly specialized outpatient rehabilitation program for individuals recovering from a lower extremity or upper extremity amputation. It is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program focusing on building skills & maximizing independence in daily activities at home, work or in the community. Participants benefit from an integrated program of physical, occupational & recreation therapies, as well as neuropsychology services during the day and return to the comfort of their own homes at night.

    Treatment is tailored to individual needs. It is designed for individuals who no longer require acute inpatient rehabilitation & nursing care, the SSM Health Amputee Rehabilitation Program prepares patients for life ahead. Treatment focuses on:

    • Mobility & self-care
    • Residual limb care
    • Prosthetic management
    • Community reintegration skills
    • Interpersonal/psychological challenges
    • Vocational guidance
    • Education, including skin care, nutrition & wellness issues
    • A goal-oriented approach
    • Combining care and convenience

    The SSM Health team of rehabilitation specialists works closely with each patient to establish realistic goals & provide treatment, tools & training to help optimize recovery. Patients will benefit from the carryover of performance & functional tasks not provided on a traditional outpatient or home health basis.