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Amputee - Musculoskeletal (MSK) Program

The MSK program is a group of health care professionals that work together to provide care and support for patients and families who have experienced an amputation, trauma, burns or who are living with musculoskeletal conditions. Our team works with patients to achieve the best possible recovery and the highest level of independence and function.

Our health care team may be involved in helping patients with:

  • Wound healing and nutrition counseling
  • Leisure activities and community reintegration
  • Fitting and learning how to use a wheelchair or other mobility aid
  • Learning how to do day-to-day activities and finding out what aids may help them
  • Deciding what modifications, if any, need to be done to the home to make it accessible
  • Assisting the patient gain the highest level of independence and ability in the home and community

For amputee patients:

  • Learning exercises and how to take care of their limb
  • Reducing post-amputation complications
  • Coping with and adapt to their amputation
  • Fitting and learning how to use a prosthetic limb, if appropriate
  • Lowering the risk of another amputation
  • Reducing post-amputation complications
  • Obtaining the best possible recovery of function after an amputation
  • Helping with any arrangements for return to the community
  • Providing emotional support through interaction with the team and peers

The team offers services such as:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Recreation therapy
  • Social work
  • Spiritual and religious care
  • Vocational Counseling
  • Dietary
  • Nursing
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Pedorthist
  • Rehabilitation Medicine (Physiatrist)
  • Dietitian

During an inpatient admission, family members and caregivers are encouraged to participate in their loved one's rehabilitation. Patient education and therapy sessions are open to families and caregivers and provide opportunities to learn more about a patient's condition and progress.

Contact

Rehabilitation Assessor
Tel: 902-473-3132
Fax: 902-473-7744

Accessing this Clinic, Program or Service

This service is available at the following locations:

thu Apr 18 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Apr 19 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Apr 20 Unavailable
sun Apr 21 Unavailable
mon Apr 22 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Apr 23 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Apr 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

A physician referral is required to access this program. Admission criteria must be met to become involved with our program.

Patients may be seen through the Amputee-Musculoskeletal Clinic, as an inpatient or an outpatient basis.

Referrals are sent to: 

Amputee- Musculoskeletal Clinic  
Tel: 902-473-1303 or 902-473-1409  
Fax: 902-425-6466    
Questions should be directed to our Rehabilitation Assessor at 902-473-3132 

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