It’s very rare that someone has much time to plan for an amputation. Usually the loss of limb is sudden, leaving very little time to mentally, emotionally and physically adjust. Your life has changed dramatically and in the beginning, it’s normal to be scared, angry and overwhelmed.
The sole purpose of limb-loss.org is to guide you through the rehabilitative process, taking the “unkown” and fear out of the journey. We’re here to help you establish realistic expectations of your new life. We’re here to motivate you. To instill a sense of hope and inspiration and help you overcome this adversity.
In the beginning, overcoming the loss of limb can seem insurmountable. But with any tall challenge, we break the rehabilitative timeline down into small steps, providing you with the valuable skills and concepts you’ll need to learn at each phase, making your return back to function realistic and attainable.
***Currently, our website isn’t fully complete. We’re working very hard to bring new tutorial videos and resources to you everyday. If there’s a resource you’re looking for and you can’t find, please check back often for updates. In the meantime, we recommend you join our Social Network for Amputee Life by registering here. You can meet other members of the community, ask questions, receive advice and learn from others’ experiences.***
Your Resources At-A-Glance:
The Rehabilitative Timeline: A quick look at the 3 phases of the rehab process.
Important Terminology: A glossary of new terms related to amputation, rehabilitation and prosthetics.
Residual Limb Care: The best practices for caring for your residual limb.
Assistive Devices: We teach you how to use a wheelchair, walker or crutches safely while you heal.
Mobility: We teach you how to transfer safely and stay mobile.
Strength & Flexibility: A video database of exercises, stretches and best practices you’ll need to know.
Handling a Setback: The tools you need to handle a setback.
Diabetic Foot Care: Caring for your Diabetic Foot is very important! We teach you how.