Amputee Rehabilitation Program

  • Amputee Rehabilitation

    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 tailored to individual needs

    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

    The SSM Health Day Institute rehabilitation team 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.

    Combining care and convenience

    SSM Health Day Institute offers flexible day schedules to best meet the needs of patients and their families. Transportation services, including a wheelchair accessible van, are available to & from our five SSM Health Day Institute locations. These services are provided based on availability at a nominal charge.