Amputee Rehabilitation

When a patient has sustained an amputation of a limb, a specialized rehabilitation program is required in order for the patient to achieve optimal functional mobility with their new prosthesis. A physical therapist takes the patient through the entire process, including a stretching and strengthening program, education in the proper wear and care of the prosthesis, gait training and often, higher level or return-to-sport training, such as running.

Sentara therapists work closely with local prosthetists to help patients achieve their personal goals.