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Limb Loss Rehabilitation

Find your path forward after limb loss.

Navigating the physical and emotional challenges after limb loss can be daunting. QLI’s limb loss program leverages our nationally recognized clinical model by integrating innovative Kintinu telerehabilitation services with an intensive on-site rehabilitation program. Individualized programming is delivered by a highly-trained team, experienced in amputation and neurological rehabilitation and incorporates goals to get back to life. The program is designed to streamline clinical decision making and achieve optimal physical function at each phase of recovery while simultaneously helping you to again access the most meaningful aspects of your life.

Whether you already have your prosthesis or are seeking a new prosthesis, the QLI team collaborates with both local and national prosthetists to ensure optimal care. Our goal is to provide seamless transition to our program and to set you up for success for discharge home.

Amputee Patient Getting Fitted for Prosthetic Limb

Tri-Dimensional Rehabilitation


Pre-Prosthetic Training

Frequent communication and collaboration between the client, physician, prosthetist, and therapist is critical for optimal fit and a smooth recovery. Keys to this phase prepare the limb for the prosthetic and include: wound and pain management, proper positioning and flexibility, building strength and endurance, maximizing independence without a prosthesis, and emotional coping and adjustment.



Prosthetic Training

If a prosthesis is appropriate, QLI offers an individualized and comprehensive rehabilitation program. The specialized treatment team works with trusted prosthetists to achieve optimal fit and function. Each program is uniquely customized considering individual goals and interests. Our interdisciplinary rehabilitation team goes well beyond the walls of the therapy gym to restore functional physical activity and promote short-term gain AND long-term success.


Back to Life

The final phase of programming focuses on moving rehabilitation beyond the clinical environment. The therapy team assists you with transitioning the skills and care acquired within the comprehensive program to the context of the real world. Whether your goal includes returning to work, reclaiming important social/familial roles or engaging with passions, our program empowers you to live life on your own terms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a good candidate for QLI’s limb loss program?

Individuals recovering from all types of upper extremity or lower extremities are appropriate for QLI’s Limb Loss program, including those recovering from multiple amputations.


At what point in my recovery would it make sense to access QLI’s program?

Typically, there are three phases of the recovery process:

  • Pre-Prosthetic: If you are preparing for or have recently undergone limb amputation.
  • Prosthetic Training: If you have received a new prosthesis or are seeking to improve function with a current prosthesis.
  • Community Reintegration or Outpatient Training: If you are seeking assistance as you transition back to your life or are seeking functional therapy at the outpatient level.

Depending on your needs, we offer virtual rehabilitation for the pre-prosthetic and outpatient aspects and intensive on-site programming to help you achieve optimal fit and function with your prosthetic.


What if I have an established relationship with a local prosthetist?

QLI’s program does not replace the role of the prosthetist. Instead, we work in conjunction with them. Whenever possible, we work closely with your local provider(s) to streamline clinical decision making and prosthetic device selection.

Get started.

The first step is learning where you have been, where you are and where you want to go. You may have questions, too. Let’s start the conversation.

Our admissions team will obtain all necessary medical records and verify funding. Whenever possible, an admissions liaison will conduct an in-person visit to meet with you and your family and carefully your circumstances to determine program eligibility.


Contact Admissions

Patty Sanderson
Coordinator of Admissions