Welcome to the Amputation Care Special Interest Group!
The goal of this is Special Interest Group is to acquire and share information and resources and promote collaboration among those PT/PTA Clinicians, Educators, Researchers, and Graduate Students who care for those with limb loss. You can get involved by attending (yearly, quarterly, etc.) meetings, continuing educational courses, and sharing your experiences and expertise. Your feedback, involvement and participation are welcomed.
The mission of the Amputation Care Special Interest Group is to provide members of the Federal Physical Therapy and other Sections the opportunity to network and improve the quality of care provided to patients living with amputation(s).
It is the overall goal of the Amputation Care Special Interest Group to have a positive impact on the care and treatment of patients with amputation. There are 500 amputations per day in the United States. The number will continue to grow as the US population ages. Rehabilitation with these patients occurs in many settings and we, as specialists, have the responsibility to establish a solid foundation for their recovery and return to individually optimized function. As professionals our skills must keep pace with the evolution of surgical techniques and prosthetic technology.
Student Amputation Focus Group:
The purpose of the Student Amputation Focus Group is to provide educational, clinical and service opportunities to student members interested in amputation care. The group consists of students with an interest in pursuing a career working with the limb loss community. Our goal is to provide students with a passion for the limb loss community the proper resources to be successful in their professional careers.
- For Clinicians
- Practice Recommendations
- Center for Medicare Medicaid Services Interagency Consensus Statement on Lower Limb Prosthetics
- Center for Limb Loss and MoBility
- VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Upper Extremity Amputation Rehabilitation
- VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Rehabilitation of Individuals with Lower Limb Amputation
- Functional Outcome Measures and Assessments
Member BenefitsFor Patients:
- Amputee Coalition
- Amputee Walking School
- OPAF First Clinics
- National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events
- Members receive email invitations to the Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence / VA Amputation System of Care Grand Rounds and the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes monthly live sessions. These offerings provide cutting edge education for amputation care providers
- Members are added to the members-only listserv where providers collaborate, share expertise, and discuss upcoming educational offerings.
- Practice Recommendations