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Amputee Rehabilitation Focus Group
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This focus group of the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy allows interested members to network and collaborate concerning best practices and developing practice of physical therapists in Amputee Rehabilitation (limb loss or limb difference).

We are open to members of any Academy (i.e. Geriatrics, Federal, Sports, etc), with the principle goal of supporting education for entry level (students welcome) and advanced clinicians with their clinical service. 

Please be sure to update your membership preferences after registering/signing into the site (see upper right to sign in) to let us know your interest in the Amputee Rehabilitation Focus Group so we can keep you informed. If you are not a member of the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy, join now

Current Initiatives

The Amputee Rehabilitation focus group is currently working on: 

  • Active networking via the Amputee Rehabilitation listserv.  

  • Task Force on Limb Loss, Limb Difference, and Prosthetics Competencies for Entry-Level Physical Therapist Education (volunteer deadline 1/31/2020).

Learn more, and join the Facebook group!

Please join the Amputee Rehabilitation focus group and complete the Qualtrics membership survey to get into contact with members working to network with other therapists in this practice setting, and help develop the focus group's projects, goals and directions.

Future Education & Plans

The Amputee Rehabilitation focus group wants to know what information, education, and collaboration members are interested in. Please use the Amputee Rehabilitation Facebook Page to share what you need to deliver the highest quality, evidence based care to your patients in intensive and critical care units.

Aims of Amputee Rehabilitation Focus Group

The Amputee Rehabilitation was established in November 2015.

The group has four declared aims:

  1. To maintain and continue to develop a standardized system of information collection and analysis for patients with limb loss or difference, with a particular emphasis on the acute stage of amputation care.

  2. To evaluate current physical therapy practice concerning the management of individuals with amputation and to disseminate the results.

  3. To encourage evidence-based practice by promoting research and guideline development in the field of rehabilitation of those with limb loss or difference, including the treatment of peripheral arterial disease and other related pathologies.

  4. To act as a forum for discussion, debate and education contributing to the continued professional development of its members.
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