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Amputee Rehabilitation Program

Good Shepherd’s inpatient Amputee Rehabilitation Program offers a highly individualized and multi-disciplinary approach to care. Inpatient pre- and post-prosthetic amputee rehabilitation is available.

The goal of Amputee Rehabilitation Program is to return individuals with an amputation to their highest potential of physical function possible, helping to regain a productive, rewarding lifestyle through the use of technology and hands-on therapy.

The Amputee Rehabilitation Program, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), specializes in evaluating and treating:

  • Physical impairments from amputation, including difficulty walking, working or performing tasks of daily living
  • Swelling reduction, strength improvement and range of motion
  • Pain control and phantom limb syndrome
  • Prosthetic and orthotic needs, including prescriptions and troubleshooting

Amputee Rehabilitation Care Team

Good Shepherd’s amputee team is directed by a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The care team meets on a regular basis to assess your progress and develop or adjust your treatment goals.

  • Physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Physical therapists to improve movement and function
  • Occupational therapists to improve daily living skills
  • Recreational therapists to promote physical and cognitive skills through leisure activities
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Social workers and professional case managers
  • Psychologists
  • Dietitians to provide nutritional education
  • Pastoral care
  • Outpatient oversight by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician specializing in amputation medicine

Amputee Programs and Services

“When I first got the prosthesis, I asked [my physiatrist] if I would be able to dance again, and he said there was no reason why not.”

-Jean E., amputation Rehabilitation Patient

Levels of Care

Long-Term Acute Care Hospital

Patients who require long-term acute care may be too ill for discharge to a skilled nursing facility, an acute rehabilitation hospital or their homes. For such patients, the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital provides care tailored to their complex medical needs, such as amputation.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Inpatient pre- and post-prosthetic amputee rehabilitation is available at Good Shepherd’s two inpatient rehabilitation locations. Here patients will receive at least three hours of physical or occupational therapy 5-7 days per week focusing on their individual goals.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Good Shepherd offers numerous outpatient rehabilitation facilities throughout eastern Pennsylvania to continue rehabilitation progress.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Good Shepherd’s Pediatrics Program is available for children with acquired or congenial limb loss.

Inpatient Amputee Rehabilitation Locations

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital-Allentown
850 South 5th Street
Allentown, PA 18103

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Emily Howatt Pliskatt Pediatric Unit
2855 Schoenersville Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Good Shepherd-Wayne Memorial Inpatient Rehabilitation Center
Wayne Memorial Hospital
601 Park Street
Honesdale, PA 18431

Outpatient Amputee Rehabilitation Locations

Amputee rehabilitation is available at all of Good Shepherd’s outpatient rehabilitation facilities located throughout eastern Pennsylvania.

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Contact Us To Get Started

To learn more about our Amputee Rehabilitation Program, call our expert team at 610-776-3242 or fill out the form below.

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