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Amputee Therapy and Education

Our affiliate Mission Gait has provided these wonderful educational videos.
Mission Gait aims to make it possible for patients with complex gait (walking) disabilities to learn to move again with confidence.
Residual Limb Management - Prosthetic Training: Episode 1
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Residual Limb Management - Prosthetic Training: Episode 1

David Lawrence instructs topics including swelling management, range of motion, incision line care, and contralateral limb care. CLICK BELOW TO SKIP TO EACH SECTION: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Edema Management 0:20 Range of Motion 4:07 Incision Line (Scar) Management 7:30 Contralateral Limb Care 11:07 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the first episode of our Prosthetic Training video series which covers the spectrum of amputee rehabilitation from immediately post-amputation through running with a prosthesis. They are intended for clinicians and patients and are a great resource for rehabilitation professionals working with lower limb amputees. View the entire series here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajETHoRj1O7k6nHg8M7VanjQ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you have questions relating to this topic or notice other questions similar to yours, check out our You Asked Series, where we answer patient questions in short digestible videos. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajEboD6fOSDxNrj18SeQcIgr&si=l2MW8avehpo-7pAF ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Instructor: David Lawrence, MSPT, AT-Ret David is an internationally renowned rehabilitation professional and educator. In addition to treating patients, he delivers courses in the USA and abroad on knee, hip and foot pathologies, rehabilitation following limb amputation, and disabled sports and recreation. He is founder of The Gait Center, a walking focused physical therapy clinic located in Richmond, VA, USA, as well as the founder and Director of Operations for Mission Gait. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ For more information on Mission Gait, visit our website at: www.MissionGait.org Subscribe to our YouTube channel at: www.YouTube.com/MissionGait This video is made possible because of our donors. Consider supporting our work at: www.missiongait.org/donate ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Prosthetic Wearing Schedules - Prosthetic Training: Episode 2
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Prosthetic Wearing Schedules - Prosthetic Training: Episode 2

David Lawrence instructs on Prosthetic Wearing Schedules and Limb Care, for both the residual limb as well as the opposite limb. Topics include progressive wearing schedule, limb care, orthotics and braces for the opposite limb, and topical agents (lotion, antiperspirants...). This is the second episode of our Prosthetic Training video series which covers the spectrum of amputee rehabilitation from immediately post-amputation through running with a prosthesis. They are intended for clinicians and patients and are a great resource for rehabilitation professionals working with lower limb amputees. View the entire series here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajETHoRj1O7k6nHg8M7VanjQ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you have questions relating to this topic or notice other questions similar to yours, check out our You Asked Series, where we answer patient questions in short digestible videos. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajEboD6fOSDxNrj18SeQcIgr&si=l2MW8avehpo-7pAF ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Instructor: David Lawrence, MSPT, AT-Ret David is an internationally renowned rehabilitation professional and educator. In addition to treating patients, he delivers courses in the USA and abroad on knee, hip and foot pathologies, rehabilitation following limb amputation, and disabled sports and recreation. He is founder of The Gait Center, a walking focused physical therapy clinic located in Richmond, VA, USA, as well as the founder and Director of Operations for Mission Gait. For more information on Mission Gait, visit our website at: www.MissionGait.org Subscribe to our YouTube channel at: www.YouTube.com/MissionGait This video is made possible because of our donors. Consider supporting our work at: www.missiongait.org/donate
Prosthetic Socks and Shoe Selection - Prosthetic Training: Episode 3
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Prosthetic Socks and Shoe Selection - Prosthetic Training: Episode 3

Use of prosthetic socks and choosing an appropriate shoe considering a prosthetic device. Topics include sock ply, types, and considerations as well as shoe types and considerations. CLICK BELOW TO SKIP TO EACH SECTION: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Prosthetic Socks 0:15 Shoe Selection 2:46 Effect of Changing Heel Height 6:26 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the third episode of our Prosthetic Training video series which covers the spectrum of amputee rehabilitation from immediately post-amputation through running with a prosthesis. They are intended for clinicians and patients and are a great resource for rehabilitation professionals working with lower limb amputees. View the entire series here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajETHoRj1O7k6nHg8M7VanjQ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you have questions relating to this topic or notice other questions similar to yours, check out our You Asked Series, where we answer patient questions in short digestible videos. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajEboD6fOSDxNrj18SeQcIgr&si=l2MW8avehpo-7pAF ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Instructor: David Lawrence, MSPT, AT-Ret David is an internationally renowned rehabilitation professional and educator. In addition to treating patients, he delivers courses in the USA and abroad on knee, hip and foot pathologies, rehabilitation following limb amputation, and disabled sports and recreation. He is founder of The Gait Center, a walking focused physical therapy clinic located in Richmond, VA, USA, as well as the founder and Director of Operations for Mission Gait. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ For more information on Mission Gait, visit our website at: www.MissionGait.org Subscribe to our YouTube channel at: www.YouTube.com/MissionGait This video is made possible because of our donors. Consider supporting our work at: www.missiongait.org/donate ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Social Media: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/missiongait Instagram: http://instagram.com/missiongait Twitter: http://twitter.com/missiongait ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Video production by Will Riddick, PT, DPT for Mission Gait.
Donning and Doffing a Prosthetic Limb - Prosthetic Training: Episode 4
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Donning and Doffing a Prosthetic Limb - Prosthetic Training: Episode 4

Instructional video on how to put on and take off a prosthetic limb for a variety of different suspension styles; discussion on socket styles, suspension, and liners along the way! CLICK BELOW TO SKIP TO EACH SECTION: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Liners, Suspension, and Sockets 0:20 BKA - sleeve suspension 8:48 BKA - pin-lock suspension 13:40 BKA - hybrid suspension 19:07 AKA - lanyard suspension 19:57 AKA - seal-in suspension 24:14 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the fourth episode of our Prosthetic Training video series which covers the spectrum of amputee rehabilitation from immediately post-amputation through running with a prosthesis. They are intended for clinicians and patients and are a great resource for rehabilitation professionals working with lower limb amputees. View the entire series here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajETHoRj1O7k6nHg8M7VanjQ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you have questions relating to this topic or notice other questions similar to yours, check out our You Asked Series, where we answer patient questions in short digestible videos. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajEboD6fOSDxNrj18SeQcIgr&si=l2MW8avehpo-7pAF ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Instructor: David Lawrence, MSPT, AT-Ret David is an internationally renowned rehabilitation professional and educator. In addition to treating patients, he delivers courses in the USA and abroad on knee, hip and foot pathologies, rehabilitation following limb amputation, and disabled sports and recreation. He is founder of The Gait Center, a walking focused physical therapy clinic located in Richmond, VA, USA, as well as the founder and Director of Operations for Mission Gait. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ For more information on Mission Gait, visit our website at: www.MissionGait.org Subscribe to our YouTube channel at: www.YouTube.com/MissionGait This video is made possible because of our donors. Consider supporting our work at: www.missiongait.org/donate ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Social Media: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/missiongait Instagram: http://instagram.com/missiongait Twitter: http://twitter.com/missiongait ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Video production by Will Riddick, PT, DPT for Mission Gait.
Amputee Strengthening: Preparing for Your Prosthesis- Prosthetic Training: Episode 5
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Amputee Strengthening: Preparing for Your Prosthesis- Prosthetic Training: Episode 5

Instructional video on exercises that will strengthen your residual limb in order to best prepare for a prosthetic limb, or to improve your walking! CLICK BELOW TO SKIP TO EACH SECTION: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Key Concepts 0:38 Mat Exercises 2:07 Trans-tibial Amputee Considerations 14:02 Bilateral Amputee Considerations 19:54 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the fifth episode of our Prosthetic Training video series which covers the spectrum of amputee rehabilitation from immediately post-amputation through running with a prosthesis. They are intended for clinicians and patients and are a great resource for rehabilitation professionals working with lower limb amputees. View the entire series here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajETHoRj1O7k6nHg8M7VanjQ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you have questions relating to this topic or notice other questions similar to yours, check out our You Asked Series, where we answer patient questions in short digestible videos. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajEboD6fOSDxNrj18SeQcIgr&si=l2MW8avehpo-7pAF ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Instructor: David Lawrence, MSPT, AT-Ret David is an internationally renowned rehabilitation professional and educator. In addition to treating patients, he delivers courses in the USA and abroad on knee, hip and foot pathologies, rehabilitation following limb amputation, and disabled sports and recreation. He is founder of The Gait Center, a walking focused physical therapy clinic located in Richmond, VA, USA, as well as the founder and Director of Operations for Mission Gait. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ For more information on Mission Gait, visit our website at: www.MissionGait.org Subscribe to our YouTube channel at: www.YouTube.com/MissionGait This video is made possible because of our donors. Consider supporting our work at: www.missiongait.org/donate ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Social Media: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/missiongait Instagram: http://instagram.com/missiongait Twitter: http://twitter.com/missiongait ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Video production by Will Riddick, PT, DPT for Mission Gait.
Getting Up Out of a Chair: Sit-to-Stand Transfer for Unilateral Amputees - Prosthetic Training: Ep 6
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Getting Up Out of a Chair: Sit-to-Stand Transfer for Unilateral Amputees - Prosthetic Training: Ep 6

Instructional video for lower limb unilateral amputees on getting up out of a chair and lowering back down with control. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the sixth episode of our Prosthetic Training video series which covers the spectrum of amputee rehabilitation from immediate post-amputation through running with a prosthesis. They are intended for clinicians and patients and are a great resource for rehabilitation professionals working with lower limb amputees. View the entire series here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajETHoRj1O7k6nHg8M7VanjQ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you have questions relating to this topic or notice other questions similar to yours, check out our You Asked Series, where we answer patient questions in short digestible videos. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajEboD6fOSDxNrj18SeQcIgr&si=l2MW8avehpo-7pAF ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Instructor: David Lawrence, MSPT, AT-Ret David is an internationally renowned rehabilitation professional and educator. In addition to treating patients, he delivers courses in the USA and abroad on knee, hip and foot pathologies, rehabilitation following limb amputation, and disabled sports and recreation. He is founder of The Gait Center, a walking focused physical therapy clinic located in Richmond, VA, USA, as well as the founder and Chief Executive Officer for Mission Gait. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ For more information on Mission Gait, visit our website at: www.MissionGait.org Subscribe to our YouTube channel at: www.YouTube.com/MissionGait This video is made possible because of our donors. Consider supporting our work at: www.missiongait.org/donate ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Social Media: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/missiongait Instagram: http://instagram.com/missiongait Twitter: http://twitter.com/missiongait ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Video production by Will Riddick, PT, DPT for Mission Gait.
Getting Up Off of the Floor: Floor to Stand Transfer for Unilateral Amputees-Prosthetic Training:Ep8
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Getting Up Off of the Floor: Floor to Stand Transfer for Unilateral Amputees-Prosthetic Training:Ep8

Instructional video for lower limb unilateral amputees on lowering down and getting up off of the floor. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the eighth episode of our Prosthetic Training video series which covers the spectrum of amputee rehabilitation from immediately post-amputation through running with a prosthesis. They are intended for clinicians and patients and are a great resource for rehabilitation professionals working with lower limb amputees. View the entire series here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajETHoRj1O7k6nHg8M7VanjQ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you have questions relating to this topic or notice other questions similar to yours, check out our You Asked Series, where we answer patient questions in short digestible videos. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajEboD6fOSDxNrj18SeQcIgr&si=l2MW8avehpo-7pAF ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Instructor: David Lawrence, MSPT, AT-Ret David is an internationally renowned rehabilitation professional and educator. In addition to treating patients, he delivers courses in the USA and abroad on knee, hip and foot pathologies, rehabilitation following limb amputation, and disabled sports and recreation. He is founder of The Gait Center, a walking focused physical therapy clinic located in Richmond, VA, USA, as well as the founder and Chief Executive Officer for Mission Gait. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ For more information on Mission Gait, visit our website at: www.MissionGait.org Subscribe to our YouTube channel at: www.YouTube.com/MissionGait This video is made possible because of our donors. Consider supporting our work at: www.missiongait.org/donate ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Social Media: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/missiongait Instagram: http://instagram.com/missiongait Twitter: http://twitter.com/missiongait ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Video production by Will Riddick, PT, DPT for Mission Gait.
Getting Up Out of a Chair: Sit-to-Stand Transfer for Bilateral Amputees- Prosthetic Training: Ep 7
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Getting Up Out of a Chair: Sit-to-Stand Transfer for Bilateral Amputees- Prosthetic Training: Ep 7

Instructional video for lower limb bilateral amputees on getting up out of a chair and lowering back down with control. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the seventh episode of our Prosthetic Training video series which covers the spectrum of amputee rehabilitation from immediately post-amputation through running with a prosthesis. They are intended for clinicians and patients and are a great resource for rehabilitation professionals working with lower limb amputees. View the entire series here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajETHoRj1O7k6nHg8M7VanjQ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you have questions relating to this topic or notice other questions similar to yours, check out our You Asked Series, where we answer patient questions in short digestible videos. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSF3akWhiajEboD6fOSDxNrj18SeQcIgr&si=l2MW8avehpo-7pAF ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Instructor: David Lawrence, MSPT, AT-Ret David is an internationally renowned rehabilitation professional and educator. In addition to treating patients, he delivers courses in the USA and abroad on knee, hip and foot pathologies, rehabilitation following limb amputation, and disabled sports and recreation. He is founder of The Gait Center, a walking focused physical therapy clinic located in Richmond, VA, USA, as well as the founder and Chief Executive Officer for Mission Gait. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ For more information on Mission Gait, visit our website at: www.MissionGait.org Subscribe to our YouTube channel at: www.YouTube.com/MissionGait This video is made possible because of our donors. Consider supporting our work at: www.missiongait.org/donate ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Social Media: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/missiongait Instagram: http://instagram.com/missiongait Twitter: http://twitter.com/missiongait ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Video production by Will Riddick, PT, DPT for Mission Gait.
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