Our team treats people of all ages who have suffered an amputation, which is a surgical removal of all or part of a limb or extremity such as an arm, leg, foot, hand, toe or finger. Amputations can be a result of disease such as diabetes, blood clots, infections, osteomyelitis or caused by trauma. Many of our patients are referred to the program from emergency rooms, doctors’ offices and other community partners.
Integrated, Multidisciplinary Approach
The Amputee Program provides an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to evaluate, rehabilitate and support people with amputations. We specialize in individualizing care and creating a patient-centered treatment plan. We actively serve the community by collaborating with primary care physicians, pediatricians, sports medicine doctors, schools, coaches, athletic trainers and parents.
Our professional team includes:
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians
- Social worker
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Driving Evaluations
According to the Amputee Coalition, a peer mentor is someone who, as an amputee, can understand about living life with an amputation and provide support to a person with recent limb loss/difference. Our program offers a unique opportunity for people with amputations to connect and receive support by a peer mentor.
An experience, well-trained peer can offer encouragement and information that an individual in this circumstance can better relate. Amputee mentors complete a background check, orientation and training.
Our patients and their families and caregivers also have the great opportunity to participate in support groups.
Sharing your experiences, successes and struggles while also listening to others who are going through a similar situation can aid in your recovery.
Brooks offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse adaptive sports and recreation programs in the country. We believe that everyone in our community should have access to the health-promoting, life-enhancing benefits of participation in sport and recreation.
Our program provides opportunities for fun, fitness and friendship to individuals of all ages and abilities living with physical and/or visual disability.