For Lower Limb Considerations - A below the knee amputee will need anywhere from 8-12 individualized physical therapy sessions to become safe with their prosthesis in their community.

 

An above the knee amputee will need between 12-20 individualized physical therapy sessions to become proficient with their prosthesis.

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For Upper Limb ConsiderationsA patient will need pre-prosthetic therapy and prosthetic therapy after their amputation. Pre-prosthetic therapy focuses on independence with self-care, and addresses wound healing and scars.

 

Prosthetic therapy will teach the patient how to use their prosthesis and integrate it into all areas of function. Often, the patient will need adaptive equipment to assist in tasks.

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Patient Eligibility Application

We invite you to fill out a patient eligibility application, download it, complete it fully and get it back to us, so we can see if you’re eligible for therapy that may not cost you anything!

 

  1. Download the patient eligibility application by clicking "W" button below.

  2. PRINT THE APPLICATION

  3. Complete the application fully, If you have questions, call us or email us.  678.373.8816, contact@abledamputees.org

  4. If you're unable to print, let us know.  We may be able to help by mailing you the application.

  5. Return the completed patient eligibility application back to us.  

           A.  Scan it into your computer and email it back to contact@abledamputees.org  

           B. Or mail it to:

                  Abled Amputees of America 

                  P.O. Box 2343

                  Lilburn Georgia 30048-2343

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So what's the difference?

Physical therapy: 

Physical therapy is a discipline that helps individuals develop, maintain and restore maximum body movement and physical function. It can be applied at any age or stage of life.

 

Occupational therapy: 

Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.

 

 

The primary distinction between the two disciplines is that physical therapy's main focus is gross motor function, while occupational therapy focuses on how the patient uses fine motor and cognitive skills to perform tasks that are meaningful to them.