This programme of courses has been created by the awesome Physioplus Team!

There are many circumstances that can lead to amputations affecting the lower limb such as trauma in road traffic accidents and resulting from chronic diseases such as diabetes. With appropriate care, access to a prosthetic and related rehabilitation, many of these individuals can regain a high level of functioning and quality of life. The role of the physiotherapist is key in the process and this series of courses provides a comprehensive physiotherapy perspective on working with individuals with lower-limb amputations covering working with the client both before and after prosthetic prescription.

It can be difficult gaining experience working with amputees and exposure largely depends on where in the world you work. This make is difficult when trying to work in this specialist field and gain that dream job. We hope this programme of courses puts you in good stead to improve your knowledge and kickstart your career in Amputee rehab.

Courses Part of The Programme

Introduction to Amputee Rehabilitation
To effectively rehabilitate a person with a lower limb amputation it is important to have a good understanding of the amputee rehabilitation process and the multidisciplinary team involvement in the different phases of rehabilitation. An understanding of the major causes of amputation and the principles of amputation will help you to appreciate how the process of rehabilitation may be influenced by the causative condition and the surgery.

Introduction to Amputee Rehabilitation

Lower Limbs Amputee Assessment and Post-op Management
To effectively rehabilitate a person with a lower limb amputation it is important to have a good understanding of the amputee rehabilitation process and the multidisciplinary team involvement in the different phases of rehabilitation. An understanding of the major causes of amputation and the principles of amputation will help you to appreciate how the process of rehabilitation may be influenced by the causative condition and the surgery.

Learn About Post-op Management

Lower Limb Pre-Prosthetic Management
The loss of a lower limb has severe implications for a person’s mobility, and ability to perform activities of daily living. This negatively impacts on a person’s participation and integration into society. Prosthetic rehabilitation is a complex task that ideally requires input from an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team. This is the third course in a series and will cover all the aspects of pre-prosthetic rehabilitation and what therapists should know about prosthetics. You will learn more about outcome measures, pre-fitting physiotherapy management techniques, including bed mobility and transfers, stump/residuum management, musculoskeletal considerations and patient education. You will also be introduced to the different kinds of prostheses available, their component parts, fabrication and fitting.

An Introduction to Prosthetics

Lower Limb Amputee Prosthetic Assessment & Rehabilitation
The goal of prosthetic rehabilitation should be to establish an energy efficient gait, preserve the sound limb and prevent secondary complications. This is the fourth course in a series on lower limb amputee rehabilitation. This course will teach you how to approach prosthetic rehabilitation and will include gait assessment, exercise programmes/ideas, gait and balance training, functional activities, advanced gait training skills and high level rehabilitation. The course will also cover related evidence based practice guidelines and patient education.

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