Amputee Clinic

The Amputee Clinic at Halifax Health | Brooks Rehabilitation provides an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to evaluate, rehabilitate and support people with amputations. Our multidisciplinary team includes an on-site physician, physical therapists and a psychology team working beside prosthetic companies in to improve outcomes and help patients achieve their highest level or recovery.

Highest Level of Amputee Care

  • The causes for amputation can include the following:

    • Diabetes and vascular disease

    • Blood Clots

    • Cancer-related amputation

    • Infection

    • Trauma

    • Congenital Amputation

  • This team will work with you to create a customized care plan for you and your recovery.

    • Physical Therapist

    • Physical Medicine & Rehab Physiatrist

    • Certified Prosthetic Providers

  • It takes time to heal after amputation. We create a customized recovery plan to help you get you back to your highest level of function.

    First, the bandages and sutures are removed then cleaned prior to a medical team checking your limb. After the limb is cleaned and cleared by your doctor, you will receive a shrinker sock to reduce swelling of the limb. This is a very important step in the amputee process to make sure the prosthetic limb fitting is accurate.

    Once the prosthetic is fitted and secure, rehabilitation will begin. A comprehensive assessment will take place to create a customized rehabilitation plan. This may include inpatient rehabilitation, home health services or outpatient rehabilitation.

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