Epworth Rehabilitation provides a supportive environment with some of Australia’s most renowned specialists, to help people prepare for amputation or move forward with their recovery and return to everyday life following an amputation.
The amputee rehabilitation program offers physical and emotional support to address areas including:
- pre-amputation assessment and counselling
- prosthetic and non-prosthetic mobility retraining
- activities of daily living (ADL) skill retraining
- re-integration into the community
- assistance with emotional adjustment to limb loss.
The amputee rehabilitation program at Epworth Hawthorn is supported by some of Australia’s most renowned specialists. Our dedicated team includes:
- Specialist Rehabilitation and Pain Management Physicians
- Clinical psychologists
- Exercise physiologists
- Pastoral Care staff
- Social Workers
An individualised approach and care plan is essential to achieve optimum recovery. Our team work together to assess and develop a tailored program focused on your needs and goals.
We have state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities, including modern therapy spaces and specialist technology such as an anti-gravity treadmill and driving simulator to enable functional retraining as soon as possible.
Additional programs are available as part of an amputees rehabilitation therapy, including:
- Rehabilitation following osseointegration, an advanced technology, enabling direct attachment of prosthesis to bone
- Cycling retraining
- Running and agility retraining
- Returning to driving
- Returning to work
- Upper limb prosthetic training, including myoelectric prostheses
- Wheelchair and seating prescription.
If you are fitted with a prosthesis, we work closely with leading prosthetists to make sure the prosthetic limb fits well and meets all your demands. You will undergo retraining to enhance function, improve their mobility and independence.
We also have established relationships with skilled surgeons who provide innovative surgical techniques, such as:
- osseointegration, where there is direct attachment from a bone implant to the prosthesis
- targeted muscle reinnervation, where nerves from the hand are rewired to allow improved control of an upper limb prosthesis.
If an inpatient stay is required, 30 spacious private rooms are available at Epworth Hawthorn.