Amputee and Gait Clinic
The loss of a limb produces a permanent disability that impacts mobility and self-esteem. A comprehensive rehabilitation program can enhance recovery and enable individuals to build on strengths in order to maximize their capabilities. Positive reinforcement helps recovery by improving self-esteem and promoting independence.
The Amputee and Gait Clinic offered by the Methodist Hospital Rehabilitation Center is a full-service resource for prosthetic/orthotic evaluation and treatment. The clinic provides pre-prosthetic education and training that combines advanced rehabilitation with innovative prosthetic technology.
A gait evaluation is important for anyone who is learning to walk with a prosthetic limb. Poor gait can lead to limited mobility and falls. Poor walking ability can be due to a number of reasons:
- Improper fitting prosthetic
- Poor muscles strength
- Uncontrolled pain
- Poor balance
- Patient insecurity
- Skin irritation
- Low back pain
Our rehabilitation experts will evaluate your gait to make sure the prosthetic is fitted properly to eliminate or reduce pain and irritation. Sometimes physical therapy can help build muscle strength to improve a patient’s ability to stand and walk.
Meet our providers
Highly-trained specialists work together to help you achieve the greatest possible comfort, mobility, and level of independence. Our interdisciplinary team includes a board-certified rehabilitation physician and a physical therapist with extensive experience working with amputees. Learn more about our Medical Director Jose Poblador, DO, FAAMPR, and our Physical Therapist Shannon Seeley, MS, PT.
If you are already working with a prosthetist, your prosthetist will become part of the team. This team focuses the expertise of the physician, physical therapist, and prosthetist on a comprehensive assessment followed by development of individualized treatment options.
The Methodist Amputee & Gait Clinic can help the amputee patient return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life.
Methodist Physicians Clinic HealthWest
16120 West Dodge Road
Omaha, NE 68118