Danielle has many years of experience working alongside patients with limb loss and limb difference in various roles. As a technician, she assisted in the design and assembly of prosthetic devices. As an administrator, she worked with patients and providers to obtain proper documentation and justification for prosthetic devices. As a clinical assistant and certified fitter, she supported prosthetists and orthotists in evaluating, fitting, and adjusting orthotic and prosthetic devices.
As a Community Care Coordinator at Hanger Clinic, Danielle meets with all new prosthetic patients before surgery and supports patients from amputation to ambulation. She is equipped with a thorough understanding of prosthetics and orthotics, serving as a single point of contact for all new amputees as they transition through the continuum of care. She ensures patients and family members are provided with educational materials, appropriate community resources, and emotional support like amputee support groups and AMPOWER peer visitation. Danielle attends physician visits with patients and maintains accurate and complete patient files while supporting patients through these trying times.
- Pre-amputation prosthetic consultations and pre-amputation peer visits
- Post-amputation limb volume management and limb protection
- Access to peer support
- Communication with patient/family as well as healthcare professionals
- Contact from first patient encounter to the evaluation of a prosthesis
- Implementation and completion of clinically supported pre-/post-op amputee protocol