WE BELIEVE IN COLLABORATION BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR CLINICIAN.

READY FOR YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT?

We’re looking forward to working with you to achieve positive outcomes.

Learn more about what you need to bring and which document you’ll need to prepare for your first visit.

ORTHOTICS WEAR AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Maintenance is a critical part of the healing process. Learn more about how to properly wear and care for your prescribed orthosis below.

Ankle Foot Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Ankle Foot Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Suggested Wearing Schedule: Your doctor has prescribed an AFO to address a foot and ankle issue. Because the AFO is made of a rigid material, it is important to get used to it gradually. Use the AFO as recommended by your doctor or therapist, and keep all of your...

Foot Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Foot Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Suggested Wearing Schedule: Day 1 - Wear 1 hour on, 1 hour off, up to 3 times per day Day 2 - Wear 2 hours on, 2 hours off, up to 3 times per day Day 3 - Wear 3 hours on, 1 hour off, up to 2 times per day Day 4 - Wear 4 hours on, 1 hour off, up to 2 times per day At...

Spinal Orthosis Use and Care Instructions

Spinal Orthosis Use and Care Instructions

Your doctor has prescribed a TLSO to address a spinal issue. Because the TLSO is made of a rigid material, it is important to follow the wearing instructions. Use the TLSO as recommended by your doctor and keep all of your follow up appointments. Putting on your...

Supra Malleolar Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Supra Malleolar Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Because the SMO’s are made of a rigid material, it is important to get used to them gradually. Day 1 - Wear 1 hour on, 1 hour off, 3 times per day Day 2 - Wear 2 hours on, 1 hour off, 3 times per day Day 3 - Wear 3 hours on, 1 hour off, 2 times per day Day 4 - Wear 4...

PROSTHETICS WEAR AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS

A consistent maintenance and care schedule is an important part of moving forward after an amputation. Learn more about how to properly wear and care for your prosthesis below.

Instructions for Wearing Prosthetic Liners

Instructions for Wearing Prosthetic Liners

Putting on your prosthetic liner: Turn the liner INSIDE OUT. Place the cup end of the liner against your residual limb with no air bubbles or space. Roll the liner on while keeping the end of the liner flush against your limb. Roll, roll, roll up until the liner is in...

Understanding Prosthetic Socks

Understanding Prosthetic Socks

Prosthetic socks are worn over the residual limb within a prosthesis.  Almost all types of below-knee and Syme’s prostheses are designed to be worn with a sock.  Prosthetic socks are available in various materials and thicknesses.  They add cushioning, reduce friction...

EXTERNAL RESOURCES.

Learning from the experiences of others makes it much easier to adjust to life following an amputation. Here are some resources we recommend.

POI has an active Facebook community for our patients.  If you have questions about how others are overcoming obstacles, this group can help.  This is a support group for POI patients only.

Piedmont Amputee Peer Support Group

This group is open to anyone who has undergone an amputation, their families, and caregivers. Our mission is to connect and share knowledge, experience, and encouragement.

Join our next meeting to make new friends, ask questions, and find or provide advice and support!

We will meet again in mid-July.

Please join our Facebook Group or check back here for future dates and meeting details.

The Amputee Coalition is an excellent source of inspiration, encouragement, and experience. They are the nation’s leading organization on limb loss, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families.
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