Preparing for a Prosthesis
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Basics of Self Advocacy
Suggestions for becoming and remaining a strong, confident advocate for yourself.
Becoming a Successful Amputee
A few tips to help you recover and find success after your amputation.
Signs of stress and strategies for emotional recovery after amputation.
How a Prosthesis is Held to the Limb
A review of the several ways the prosthesis can be held to or suspended from the limb.
How Family & Friends Can Support a New Amputee
Educate yourself and your loved ones about limb loss and how to provide effective support.
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How to Answer Questions About Your Amputation
Learn clear and simple ways to answer the most common questions people with limb loss get from others.
Hanger Clinic is here to help you navigate the insurance process with an overview of coverage expectations.
Nutrition and Exercise
A high-level look at nutrition, movement, and self-care to heal and fuel your body.
Peer Support and Education
When you are new to living with limb loss, it can help to speak to someone who knows what you are going through.
Peer Support with AMPOWER
Information on the AMPOWER program and who to contact for peer support.
Preparatory vs. Definitive Prosthesis
An explanation of a preparatory versus a definitive lower limb prosthesis.
Preparing for Your First Appointment
How to prepare for your first appointment with your prosthetist.
Preparing Your Home After Lower Limb Amputation
Modifications to consider when returning home after lower limb loss.
Questions for Your Prosthetist
A list of questions you can expect may be addressed by your prosthetist.
Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
An overview of the rehabilitation team and physical therapy process.
A general timeline to give you an idea of what to expect after amputation surgery.
Roles of Your Healthcare Team Explained
An overview of professionals in your limb loss journey and what they do.
The Role of the Prosthetist
An overview of the role of a prosthetist and how they can help you.