Amputee Rehabilitation

 

In the United States, there are currently 1.7 million living with limb loss. This overwhelming experience represents a dramatic change in your lifestyle and support systems, and at Penn Therapy & Fitness, we’re here to help you create manageable goals to return to the life you want to lead. Penn Therapy & Fitness is part of the continuum of care through Penn Medicine, providing the same expert care found throughout Penn Medicine’s amputee care services, and Penn Rehab’s amputation specialty impatient rehabilitation program.

Penn Therapy & Fitness therapists can provide rehabilitation services to manage conditions related to amputation including (but not limited to):

  • Above knee amputation
  • Below knee amputation Toe/foot amputation
  • Arm/hand amputation
  • Hemipelvectomy
  • Congenital or acquired injury

Whether your limb loss is recent and you’re transitioning from our amputee specialty inpatient program at Penn Rehab, or you just need additional support, we are able to provide the resources you need to live your life with the best function possible. Your Penn Therapy & Fitness therapist will work with you to develop a rehabilitation plan that’s right for you, including:

  • Concentrated therapy  
  • Pain management for residual limb (stump) phantom pain and phantom sensation
  • Prosthetics evaluation and fit
  • Prosthetic training
  • Nutritional education
  • Complex wound management

Penn Therapy & Fitness therapists provide quality care, patient-care resources and education in order to continue the goal of maximizing independence. Our philosophy is based on holistic, patient-centered care that enables amputees to live a fully functional life.

Outpatient amputation therapy services are available at the following Penn Therapy & Fitness locations: