Amputee Rehabilitation

The loss of a limb is a life-changing challenge. It can cut to the core of who you are. But we’re with you every step of the way, with therapies, techniques and technology that might surprise you.

A fuller life than you ever thought possible.

Living With Limb Loss

The loss of a limb is a life-changing challenge for anyone. Whether it’s lost to illness, injury or an accident, the loss can cut to the core of who you are – because you have to learn how to live, work and play differently. At INTEGRIS, you don’t have to walk this path alone, because we’re with you every step of the way.

INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation offers the most comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services in the region to help you cope with your limb loss and live a fuller life than you ever expected. Our interdisciplinary team is dedicated to recovery not just of physical deficits, but of the whole person – emotionally, physically, mentally and socially.

Going Home

Above all, our primary goal is to make sure that when you leave Jim Thorpe, you’re able to go home and resume as much of your normal life as possible. And we’ve been highly successful with that. Over the last five years, we’ve helped about 75 amputee patients each year, and more than 80% of those with lower extremity amputations were discharged to home or the community – 8% higher than the national average.

Understanding Amputee Rehabilitation

We don't want to simply show you the practical side of living after limb loss. Our goal is to help you live fully – to recover not only as many physical abilities as possible, but to address emotional, mental and social changes as well. To that end, we offer a combination of therapies and services you won't find anywhere else in the region, including:

  • Prosthetic Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech/Language Pathology
  • Psychological Services
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Horticulture Therapy
  • Pet-Assisted Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Home Evaluation for Accessibility Modifications

There's a lot we can do to help you recover from limb loss, but with the cutting-edge technology available to you at today at INTEGRIS, we can make greater strides than ever before. To augment the human side of recovery, we also offer the latest advances in rehabilitation technology:

  • Prosthetics: Oklahoma City is home to some of the best prosthetic companies in the world. Our treatment team works closely with your choice of local prosthetists to meet your needs.
  • Aquatic Center: Located at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation at Southwest Medical Center, the Aquatic Center takes advantage of the properties of water to enhance physical therapy treatments to help with walking and balance. The water can also improve upper body range of motion and strength. Often times individuals are able to identify and see movements in the water before they see them on land. The activities worked on in the water are carried over into land therapy.
  • Mobility Center: Jim Thorpe’s Mobility Center uses a variety of different state-of-the-art technologies to help you regain your ability to walk.
    • Lokomat®: Robotic assisted walking therapy that uses computerized legs, harness, and treadmill. It promotes a natural walking pattern with multiple adjustments for pace and assistance level.
    • EKSO™: A robotic exoskeleton walking device that allows an individual with no strength or limited strength to stand and walk. This is instrumental in improving balance, weight bearing and strength.
    • LiteGait: A partial weight-bearing walking device.
  • Armeo®Spring: A hand and arm retraining and rehabilitation system that provides arm weight support and real-time feedback through on-screen games and activities. The Armeo®Spring enables patients to use any remaining motor functions and encourages them to achieve a higher number of reach and grasp movements based on specific therapy goals.
  • Bioness® H200: A wireless device that uses electrical stimulation to improve hand function and strength. It can allow individuals with limited hand strength to grasp, hold, and release things such as a cup, razor, or key. Electrical stimulation is a proven and evidence based method for assisting in recovery from a spinal cord injury.
  • Bioness® Integrated Therapy System: A computer system that can be used while sitting or standing to help incorporate balance, coordination, as well as memory and reaction time. There are many different games and activities that can be individualized for each patient and their goals.
  • Bioness® L300 Plus: A device that can be worn on the upper and/or lower leg. It uses electrical stimulation to activate leg muscles during walking or standing.
  • Galileo® Whole Body Vibration System: An alternating vibration system that can be used while sitting or standing. The alternating vibration helps to mimic the movements of the pelvis during walking and can be used for decreasing spasticity, increasing balance, increasing strength and increasing circulation.
  • Motomed® Functional Electrical Stimulation: Uses electrical stimulation for arms or legs and can be individually programmed for different muscle groups. The individual will sit in a chair and perform stationary biking with the assistance of the electrical stimulation. Electrical stimulation is an evidence based practice that has been shown to improve muscle activation and increase muscle tone.

Patient and family education is a vital and important part of the rehabilitation process. Therefore, education sessions are held on a regular basis. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Bowel/Bladder
  • Coping
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Financial Planning
  • Home Modifications
  • Secondary Medical Complications
  • Self-Care
  • Equipment Needs
  • Community Resources
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Sexuality Coping and Adjustment

At INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, we feel that your recovery hinges on the support you get before and after you leave our care, so we have services for you as well as your family and caregivers. Below are some ways we connect:

  • Community Outings: For those in inpatient care, we routinely schedule and community outings focusing on your individual needs. We emphasize participation in activities you enjoyed prior limb loss, but also incorporate new activities.
  • Family Conference: There’s a lot for families to understand, so we like to get everyone in the same room to discuss you and your family concerns.
  • Home Evaluation: To provide assistance and recommendations for possible home modifications.
  • Courageous Amputees Support Group: Meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of every month open to patients and their family/caregivers
  • Amputee Coalition of America: A fantastic resource for limb loss information, education, promoting prevention, support and advocacy.
  • Caregiver Support Group: Continual support and resources for caregivers.

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