Washington University Physical Therapy offers a specialized program to provide quality care for patients affected by limb loss. Our expert Physical and Occupational therapists work collaboratively to create an individualized treatment plan tailored to the patient’s needs. We provide assessment and treatment of the whole person to assist in managing their pain and to return to them to the highest level of function possible with their prosthesis.

Services Provided for Amputee Rehabilitation:

  • Balance & coordination
  • Gait training
  • Prosthetic fit inspection
  • Pain education/management
  • Pre-prosthetic care
  • Return to sport
  • Return to work
  • Driving assessment
  • Lymphedema management
  • Functional movement assessment
  • Strength treatment for musculoskeletal conditions
  • Fall prevention and fall recovery
  • Wheelchair mobility
  • Assistive device recommendations
  • Functional activity training with your prosthesis

Your Visit

Our expert therapists will provide you with one-on-one treatment sessions to assist in the management of pain and return to function. Our therapists develop a treatment plan based on your strength and movement needs. Treatment plans include management and training with all parts of the prosthesis. We are able to work with you and your prosthetist at our clinic during therapy sessions. Physical and Occupational therapists can also perform a wheelchair evaluation for people to use when they are waiting for their prosthesis or when they are not wearing a prosthesis.