Prosthetics Training

  • Floor Gait Training
  • Floor Gait Training

PROSTHETIC TRAINING: Our physical therapists work closely with the patient to maximize his/her potential following an upper or lower extremity amputation. The patient is provided with therapy to stretch, strengthen, shape and toughen up the skin/soft tissue of the amputated extremity. The therapist will educate you for how to use the custom fit prosthetic limb and help you return to previous functional level.

The patients with upper extremity amputation are educated on:

  • Use of prosthesis for arm and hand function;
  • Skin, scar & stump management, and
  • Routine care of the prosthesis.

The issues addressed for patients with lower extremity amputation are:

  • Sitting and standing balance with and without the lower extremity prosthesis;
  • Gait training - learning to walk with a lower extremity prosthesis;
  • Skin, scar & stump management, and
  • Routine care of the prosthesis.
At Health Rite, we offer several different types of gait training in the parallel bars, on the stairs, ramps, with a combination of endurance exercises, strength, balance and plyometric activities