Sinai Rehabilitation Center Presents the 18th Annual Fall Series

Limb Loss Rehabilitation
Critical Considerations in Amputee Care

Date: Friday, October 7, 2022
Time: 8:15 am–4:15 pm

Scott E. Brown, M.D., M.A.
John Register, Paralympian
Christopher Bibbo, DO, FACS, FAAOS
Emma Beisheim-Ryam, PT, DPT

Contact Information

Jean Sener
Sinai Rehabilitation Center
2401 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-601-5581
Fax: 410-601-6358

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Course Description

Achieving optimal outcomes in limb loss rehabilitation requires a clinician to establish expertise in rehab best practice methodologies, understand the capabilities of prosthetic options, and appreciate the human dimensions involved. This course will present a holistic, interdisciplinary, longitudinal perspective on care for limb loss, from pre-surgical education, operative options, prosthetic training, to the comprehensive, lifelong approach to treatment and patient care. Speakers will include a national advocate for the limb loss population, a physiatrist, a surgeon, and a seasoned physical therapist skilled in lower extremity amputation care. Special attention will be given to the human experience of limb loss, post-amputation pain, critical points of decision- making in amputation care, and comprehensive methods of achieving robust, functional outcomes.


Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current personal experience and resource needs of individuals with limb loss.
  • Identify current surgical procedures that promote the best outcomes in amputation care.
  • Have increased confidence in analyzing the critical decision-making elements in prosthetic choice that maximize functional outcomes.
  • Describe the process of selection, administration, and interpretation of optimal outcome measures.
  • Assess the various elements and timing in prosthetic training, including wearing schedule, bi-manual integration, standing balance, and gait training specifics.
  • Describe the conditions causing post amputation pain, their presentation, and medical/rehabilitation strategies for treatment.

Target Audience

Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, PT and OT Students, Prosthetist

Speaker Biographies

Scott E. Brown, M.D., M.A. is medical director of the Sinai Rehabilitation Center (SRC) and chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for LifeBridge Health. He oversees the Comprehensive Limb Loss program at SRC.
Dr. Bennett was head orthopaedic surgeon for the University of Maryland (UM) Terrapins and chief of orthopaedic sports medicine at the UM School of Medicine. He has also served as the head orthopaedic surgeon for the Baltimore Ravens. A graduate of the Leadership Fellowship Program of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), he was the orthopaedic keynote speaker at the 2018 National Medical Association Meeting and was elected by the NBA Players’ Association as a consulting physician. He has been honored as a Baltimore Magazine Top Doc and mentor of the year at Towson University.

John Register is a two-time Paralympian, Persian Gulf War veteran, and TEDx motivational speaker. He embraced his “new normal” in becoming an amputee following a misstep over a hurdle while training for the 1996 Olympic Games. He serves as the acting president and CEO of the Amputee Coalition.

Christopher Bibbo, DO, FACS, FAAOS, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who serves as Head of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the Assistant Director of the Foot and Ankle Deformity Correction and Orthoplastics Fellowship at the International Center for Limb Lengthening at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Bibbo has over twenty years of dedicated, world-renowned clinical treatment for patients throughout the United States and international community.

Emma Beisheim-Ryan, PT, DPT
is a physical therapist and Advanced Geriatrics Fellow at the University of Colorado. Her doctoral work focused on improving prosthetic prescription and evaluating post-amputation pain. Emma trains clinicians of best practices for implementing high-intensity interventions among older adults.

Continuing Education Credits

This course has been submitted to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for approval of 6.0 continuing education units.