Living with Amputation
Creating a Healthy Body Image
Everybody’s body is different and whether we like all the aspects of our bodies or not, we all have a specific image of our bodies. When a limb is amputated or absent from birth we can be left with feeling of being less than whole. Even with the provision of a generically appearing prosthesis patients can be left with a sense that they are not normal or disfigured.
Advancements in silicone technology now make it possible to replicate the human limb in its appearance so that the prosthetic limb can be covered with, or in the case of partial hands and feet, be made completely of silicone. Similarly there are methods for individualizing limbs so they can become part of a person’s body image.
“First Steps to getting your life back”
Initial Rehabilitation Process
We are privileged to collaborate primarily with both the Dr. George-L-Dumont Hospital and the Moncton Hospital. We work closely with family physicians, surgeons, physiatrists and therapists to provide effective prosthetic rehabilitation programs for patients from all over Atlantic Canada. While acute rehabilitation services are primarily provided at the two Moncton hospitals, rehabilitation is also provided in other locations in the province when necessary.
After patients have completed their acute rehabilitation process, Kirsten and the staff at the Eastern Prosthetic Clinic continue to provide close follow-up and goal-based advanced rehabilitation so that patients can succeed in attaining their goals. The ultimate objective of all treatment at the Eastern Prosthetic Clinic, for the life of each patient, is to assist the patient in returning to their pre-incident lifestyle and optimize their quality of life.