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Recovering from an amputation is a challenging process both physically and emotionally. An important part of that process is the treatment received by a designated team of physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists. At Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, we are here for you at every phase of your recovery and for life-long support.
Inpatient services are provided for patients with single or multi-limb loss of the upper and/or lower extremity. The care team focuses on the medical management of the amputation as well as any other coexisting conditions, nursing care, and physical and occupational therapy services. Our goal is to help you regain your strength and independence in order to maintain a fulfilling life. Inpatient services can include:
Your treatment team, led by a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation can include rehabilitation nurses, physical and occupational therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists, nutritionists, psychologists, care coordination and social work, and prosthetic specialists.
Our outpatient clinic provides ongoing care, assessment, fitting and training with the prosthetic device. Physical therapists, prosthetists and physiatrists work together in a coordinated effort to help patients regain independence, comfort and confidence. Throughout treatment, we focus helping you resume activities in your home, workplace, school and community. Other specialized services are available as well and include an adaptive driving program to help you relearn to drive; support services and integration into community programs such as Rise Adventures, a non-profit adaptive sports organization, and Real Life Rehabilitation – home and community therapeutic program.
After patients complete their initial rehabilitation, they usually need life-long counseling and care. Our physicians, who specialize in prosthetics and amputation care, can meet all ongoing amputation and prosthetic management needs.
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