Navigating the Limb Loss Care Journey: A Comprehensive Prosthetic Rehabilitation Approach for Therapists

Date and Time

July 6, 2023
4:30–8:30 p.m. MT


Little America Hotel
500 Main St
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Course Level: Intermediate
Fee: $25 Standard Registration
Target Audience: PT/PTA, OT/OTA
CE Contact Hours: 3 Hours – 180 Minutes
Continuing education credits available for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, and occupational therapy assistants in the state of Utah only. All others will receive a certificate of attendance

Course Summary

Physical and occupational therapists who encounter amputees in the rehabilitation setting play an important role in laying a solid foundation for the long-term success of their patients. The work they do early-on and throughout the prosthetic rehabilitation journey has the ability to shape their patients’ outcomes and positively impact their overall quality of life.  

This course will explore the various phases of prosthetic rehabilitation through a patient’s experience, including, pre-prosthetic, therapy training principles and post-prosthetic planning for upper and lower limb amputees.  This course includes presentations from multiple patient perspectives’ and the impact of therapy on their care journey, current research insights into this patient population, and finally, small-group skills training breakouts and patient journey-based interactive sessions.

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Session Outline + Timed Agenda

Take a journey through a patient’s perspective and how therapy plays a key role in successful outcomes. Through storytelling, learners will walk through identifying and implementing the key components of evaluation, pre-prosthetic intervention, prosthetic training, and post prosthetic therapy strategies.

  • 4-6 p.m. | Registration & Check-In

  • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Dinner Service
    • Dinner will remain available until 6 p.m.

  • 6 – 8:30 p.m. | Journey-Based Skills Training
    • 6 – 6:15 p.m. | The Evidence
    • 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. | Pre-Prosthetic Training
    • 6:45 – 7 p.m. | Break
    • 7 – 7:30 p.m. | Prosthetic Rehabilitation Techniques
    • 7:30 – 8 p.m. | Post-Prosthetic Training
    • 8 – 8:30 p.m. | Shared Learnings + Take Aways

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Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • List various successful therapy care plans based on patient profile
  • Comprehend the breadth of research & outcomes associated with improved mobility and quality of life
  • Compare the techniques for immediate and early prosthetic interventions
  • Provide criteria to determine the patient’s readiness for prosthetic rehabilitation
  • Identify key components of pre-prosthetic and prosthetic training program
  • Apply principles of comprehensive care to promote quality of life and functional satisfaction of the patient



Lily Komraus, MS
Hanger Clinic
(512) 777-3599
[email protected]

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