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Amputee Rehabilitation Specialists

An amputation can affect you in a variety of ways — physically, socially, psychologically, even spiritually. At Mary Free Bed, we implement and integrate your treatment using a multidisciplinary team of amputation rehabilitation experts and specialists to maximize independence despite the loss of a limb.

Physiatrist (physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine)

  • Manages the treatment of each patient and coordinates the work of other professionals on the therapy team

Rehabilitation Nurse

  • Evaluates and monitors each patient 
  • Develops care plans 
  • Focuses on patient’s care, comfort, and education

Prosthetist

  • Provides an evaluation to determine if a prosthesis is appropriate and makes recommendation based on the patient’s personal preferences 
  • Instructs patients on how to use and care for their prosthesis
  • Works with the family to determine patient’s needs
  • Fit and supervise the fabrication of the prosthetic device

Social Worker

  • Helps improve coping and adjustment skills for patients and families
  • Facilitates family education 
  • Helps identify and coordinate financial resources
  • Helps coordinate discharge plan and continuum of care, including clinic and outpatient therapy

Physical Therapist (PT)

  • Evaluates patient’s balance, mobility, strength, and muscle function
  • Provides physical training and teaches techniques for everyday functioning, including managing a wheelchair, getting in and out of bed or chairs, and walking

Occupational Therapist (OT)

  • Evaluates patient’s self-care skills 
  • Teaches techniques and skills for dressing, toileting, bathing, hygiene, basic homemaking, and community re-entry

Psychologist

  • Helps patients and families with adjustment issues related to having an amputation

Registered Dietician/Dietician Assistant

  • Evaluates nutritional needs 
  • Provides individualized medical nutrition therapy and education for patient and patient’s family

Recreational Therapist

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