Reach Occupational Therapy provide therapy to individuals living with limb loss or limb difference.
Whether you have recently undergone an amputation or have been living with limb difference since birth, your therapist will work with you to achieve your goals and maximise your independence.
Amputee rehabilitation services include:
upper limb prosthetic assessment, prescription and training; functional retraining for everyday activities; pain management; assessment and prescription of assistive technology and home modifications; falls prevention; lower limb functional prosthetic training; and community access.
Assistive technology (AT) can maintain or improve an individual's ability to carry out everyday activities safely and independently.
Your therapist will complete a thorough assessment of your needs and provide advice on equipment or systems to assist you. They will arrange trials, complete funding applications and provide training, to ensure you and your carers are confident and safe using the prescribed technology.
Examples of AT include:
daily living aids; showering and toileting equipment; manual and electric wheelchairs; pressure cushions and mattresses; seating; beds; hoists; and environmental control units.
Changes to the environment can increase an individual's independence, safety and confidence completing everyday activities.
During a home assessment, your therapist will observe you carrying out everyday activities and make recommendations of changes to assist you.
Examples of modifications include:
grab rails; bannister rails; platform steps; ramps; widening doorways; and level entry showers.