During the first year following amputation the amputee will go through numerous stages of rehabilitation.
Different people will go through the different stages at different times and at their own pace. Some stages will be quicker than others and some of the stages may overlap.
The process of rehabilitation will be different for each person and there are a number of factors that will be taken into consideration when planning the rehabilitation programme. They include;
- General health pre-amputation
- Motivation and acceptance
- Quality of prostheses
- Comfort of prostheses
The multidisciplinary rehab team will develop a plan that will guide the amputee through the process.