Following an amputation a patient and their family need to adjust to the change in life and will require support for rehabilitation
Occupational therapists will help to identify and overcome the physical, emotional and mental obstacles that face people with amputation. An occupational therapist can support a person who has had an amputation in many different ways:
- helping amputees undertake daily living activities, such as basic personal hygiene, dressing, feeding, and toileting, as well as more complex tasks like writing, cooking, and driving
- teaching upper extremity amputees care techniques, such as how to maintain or improve strength, and how to use a myoelectric or body-powered prosthesis.
- enable amputees navigate through their physical environment