presented by Alicia White
Financial: Alicia White receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Alicia White has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Alicia White, PT, DPT, ATC
Dr. Alicia White graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University in 2004 with a degree in athletic training. She continued her studies at the University of Miami where she earned a doctorate in physical therapy in 2007. Dr. White worked at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio, Texas for ten years where she treated high-level patients…Read full bio
1. Four Phases of Prosthetic Rehabilitation
Understanding the four separate phases of rehabilitation will allow the therapist to determine an appropriate plan of care. The therapist can also use this tool to determine when it is appropriate to progress the patient into the next phase of rehabilitation.
2. Edema Control and Residual Limb Care
Post operatively, the therapist must learn how to control the edema to promote prosthetic wear. Also, the therapist must be able to educate the patient on appropriate residual limb care to improve long term function.
3. Extremity Flexibility and Stretching
Promoting a complete range of motion will improve ambulation with a prosthesis. This chapter will go over techniques to attain this goal through all four phases of rehabilitation.
4. Postural Strengthening
Promoting postural strengthening will improve ambulation with a prosthesis. This chapter will go over techniques to attain this goal through all four phases of rehabilitation.