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Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation Amputee Program 

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 Rehabilitation

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:

  • Wound care for healing of the amputation
  • Pain management
  • Intensive physical therapy to build your strength, endurance, balance and mobility
  • Intensive occupational therapy to help you with your activities of daily living such as feeding, dressing and grooming
  • Hemodialysis
  • Psychological care for emotional, social and behavioral issues
  • Pre-prosthetic training and exercise
  • Individualized prosthetic fitting and customization with a certified prosthetist and experienced therapists trained specifically in amputation
  • Patient and family education

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.

Outpatient Services

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.

Physical Medicine Consultation

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.