LIMBS is committed to a holistic approach of patient care that engages local communities and enhances the quality of life of amputees and their families.
Technology is just the beginning
Amputees experience not only unimaginable physical trauma, but also crippling anxiety, frustration, the loss of dignity and livelihood.
Fitting amputees with a functional, high-quality new leg is just the first stage. It is not enough to fully restore mobility. Patients are at risk injuring themselves further by falling or improperly walking with their devices without first going through physical therapy.
In 2014, LIMBS International introduced its Community-Based Rehabilitation Program (CBR) to provide critical services for our patients. We have developed a comprehensive CBR manual, posters, exercise routines and patient guides on how to care for their prosthetic devices, plus techniques for dealing with the emotional challenges of limb loss and recovery.
In addition to these materials, LIMBS provides educational seminars and on-site training for clinic personnel and community groups, including government services, NGOs, and churches. This training includes physical therapy, counseling, social reintegration and advocacy – as well as a certification process to ensure that amputees are receiving the best care possible.