The loss of a limb is a life changing event. The role of rehabilitation is an essential part of regaining function and participation in everyday life. The Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
(CIR) is part of the continuum of care to address the loss of mobility and independence in daily activities.
The multidisciplinary team on the CIR prepares the patient for prosthetic training by educating the patient on wound healing, residual limb wrapping, and desensitization of the residual limb.
- The Physical therapist will mainly focus on balance, mobility, transfer training, and use of adaptive devices for ambulation.
- The Occupational therapist will mainly focus on Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), transfer training, homemaking, and educating the patient on adapting their home environment for increased safety.
- A psychologist is available for patients to assist with developing coping mechanisms and transitioning to an adapted lifestyle.
- Social work will work with the patient and family to identify community resources and adaptive equipment needs to ease the transition home.
A comprehensive approach to therapy provides a strong foundation for continued care at the Sinai Rehabilitation Center, which provides advanced prosthetic training and therapy in the outpatient setting. Outpatient Rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital offers a Prosthetics, Orthotics and Shoe Clinic
Continuum of Care
Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation