There are virtually no activities that a person with an amputation cannot perform with the right help, training and equipment.
However, the most important rehabilitation objective for the majority of elderly patients with a lower limb amputation is to walk again.
Regaining the ability to walk will be a major achievement. All amputees have a greater oxygen requirement when walking. Read more at http://www.vascular.co.nz/Amputation%20surgery.htm
David Dubats, Founder, Second Step, Inc.
Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.
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