If you have had a lower extremity amputation, then you know how intensive the rehabilitation can be. Your physical therapist is one member of a team of professionals who can help you achieve maximal functional mobility after an amputation.
Some things to remember if you have had an amputation:
- Watch out for signs of infection in your residual limb immediately after surgery.
- Be sure you are performing your desensitization exercises.
- Wrapping your residual limb properly can ensure that it is the right shape to properly accept a prosthesis.
- Exercises to help keep your muscles strong are essential.
Be sure to work closely with your doctor and your physical therapist if you have had an amputation to be sure that you have a positive rehabilitation experience.