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AMPUTEE REHABILITATION EXERCISE PLANS

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY FOR SUNSHINE COAST AMPUTEES

At Full Circle Wellness we understand the specific challenges an amputee may encounter in rebuilding their strength and confidence after the trauma of such a significant life event. As a registered NDIS provider we work with you and your team to improve your health and fitness.

 

We understand that every amputee is different. Our specialist exercise physiologist for amputees is available in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie. They will work with you to develop and implement an exercise plan that is both supportive and goal focused to your individual needs.  

 

We understand exercise may seem like a daunting prospect, especially when starting out. Consulting with an accredited exercise physiologist  will optimise your safety and overall success. 

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MEET OUR SPECIALIST AMPUTEE EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS

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PATRICK MORRISON

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CARLY HESS

WE UNDERSTAND YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AS AN AMPUTEE

There are a number of factors we consider when creating an exercise plan for an amputee. In particular:

  • What was reason for the amputation – was it the result of an accident, congenital or due to an underlying health condition?

  • What is the amputation location (trans-tibial, trans-femoral, etc)?  

  • Do you use a prosthesis?

  • Are there any underlying health conditions that may have contributed to the amputation? We can help manage and prevent any further issues.

  • How is your mental health? We work with a growth mindset while also respecting your limits. 

  • Your team – We work closely with support coordinators and family members as required.

 

Our Exercise Physiologists are here to help you achieve goals and to be as independent as possible. 

BENEFITS OF EXERCISE FOR AMPUTEES

The benefits of exercise with either an amputation or prosthesis include:

  • Increase strength.

  • Reduced fatigue while standing.

  • Improved range of motion.

  • Managing other health concerns such as weight, blood pressure and cholesterol.

  • Increased coordination and balance.

  • Improved mental health, including managing depression.

  • Improved mobility.

  • Improved physical capacity.

  • Reduction in residual limb and loading related pain.

  • Improved confidence with your prosthetic.

  • Increased sense of wellbeing and self esteem.

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