Introduction to Amputee Rehabilitation

Introduction to Amputee Rehabilitation

Introducing the need to know concepts before you start amputee rehab
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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.


This course will explore the phases of amputee rehabilitation, multidisciplinary team involvement, and the causes and principles of amputation.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Amputee Rehabilitation Overview
  2. Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary Management of the Amputee
  3. Pathology Leading to Amputation
  4. Principles of Amputation

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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