How do I find the right rehabilitation facility?
After being released from hospital, your care will usually continue in a rehabilitation clinic. Here the goal is to prepare you for everyday life with a leg prosthesis. In order to use this time to best advantage, you should definitely choose a rehabilitation clinic with experience in the rehabilitation of amputees.
- The more experience a rehabilitation facility has, the better it can respond to your needs. A general guideline is that a clinic should have at least 50 patients per year. Request patient figures from the available clinics.
- Talk to your O&P professional, who can also help you make the right selection.
- Your doctor will tell you at what point a stay in a rehabilitation clinic would be useful and whether inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation is appropriate in your case. All of this depends on numerous factors, such as your healing progress and how well you can prepare yourself at home.
See also our list of rehabilitation facilities that have specialised in working with amputees.