Provide education and training related to functional task performance mobility. Staff members are experienced and specialized in techniques to care for amputee populations and employ evidence-based techniques, devices and technology to maximize functional recovery and independence.
Addresses impairments related to functional movement, mobility, and gait training, balance, pain, exercise/activity intolerance, falls/injury prevention, fatigue and energy conservation.
Addresses impairments related to ability to perform activities of daily living including self-care (bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming), seating and skin care, bowel and bladder management, edema management, home management and safety skills, and fatigue.
When indicated addresses specific impairments associated with language and communication, social interaction, swallowing dysfunction, and cognitive functioning.
Next Step Nursing
Provides education and training on disease/disability process, skin care and positioning, residual limb care, co-morbidity management, and medication management.
Provides oversight and direction to the rehab team and medical consultants (internal medicine, plastics, orthopedic surgeons) to address medical complications and co-morbidities such as contracture, wound and skin care, diabetes management, cardiovascular management, thromboembolic disease, infection, and pain management.
Prosthetists and Orthotists
Assist with fitting, fabrication, and adjustment of splints and braces (orthotics).
Seating and Mobility Specialists
Assist with selection and fitting of wheelchairs and seating systems.
Wound Care and Prevention Services
Specialized staff and physicians from the Baptist Rehabilitation Wound Care Management Center are available for consultation and assistance with management of specific wound or skin needs.
Nutritionists and Dietitians address complications and co-morbidities such as skin care needs, diabetes management, weight management, etc.
Psychiatrists and psychologists assist with program design and are available for consultation to assess and address social, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional issues through education, medication, and counseling. Applicable issues include depression, sexuality, alcohol/drug use, changing life roles, and social coping and adaptation.
When indicated, certified professionals work with nursing staff to address diabetes prevention and management issues. Comprehensive outpatient programs are available.