Upper and lower extremity prosthetic patient care
On your first visit with a prosthetist, you can expect:
- Initial Consultation
- Complete Insurance Paperwork
- Schedule a return appointment to review your plan of care
Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Prosthetic Patient Care
Our team of specialists work closely with rehabilitation team, physician(s), patient and family members to provide improved care for the patient. Collective input from all team members creates a clear plan for better patient outcomes, and higher patient satisfaction with improved mobility results.
The Evaluation Process
- We work with a team of rehabilitation physicians, neurologists and rehab PTs to assess patients’ strengths, deficits and cognitive ability to provide the best bracing outcome.
- The practitioner must physically feel forces from tone or muscle weakness as patient ambulates barefoot rather than just visibly assessing gait.
- Helping patient find the best cost effective orthosis if they do not have O&P coverage.
- Providing fun colors and transfer patterns to make for a more personalized orthosis.
- Being very friendly and professional during patients’ extremely emotional and difficult time in the hospital, as usually it is a life changing accident or trauma that has put them there.
- Having a great team of technicians that fabricate the custom devices in a quick 2-day turn around. It is very important that the patient is fit with their device quickly while they’re still in the hospital to start gait training and muscle strengthening. This also gives the practitioner a chance to see the patient breaking in orthoses and make any necessary adjustments before patients are discharged.
- We have a stellar administration staff who provide excellent practitioner support and communicate with patients’ families and the care team with administrative questions and concerns.
We can also assist with Lower Extremity Prosthetic cases.
Amputations or congenital defects – our specialists are experienced in some of the most difficult cases. Establishing a relationship with a prosthetist that you can trust is crucial to the success of your care plan. We encourage you to ask questions about your care plan, and we will teach you what you need to know to get the most satisfaction with your prosthetic device.