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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.
To equip a physical therapist/physiotherapist with a comprehensive knowledge of working with lower limb amputees so they can play an effective part in the multidisciplinary management of this client type.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Introduction to Amputee Rehabilitation
- Lower Limb Amputee Assessment and Post-op Management
- Lower Limb Amputee Pre-Prosthetic Management and Introduction to Prosthetics
- Lower Limb Amputee Prosthetic Assessment and Rehabilitation
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.