In Nova Scotia over one hundred people each year have a major amputation.
The loss of a limb may be due to a traumatic injury or to disease processes, such as cancer, diabetes, or vascular disease.
For the person who has had an amputation, day to day life may change dramatically.
Whether the limb was removed as a result of a traumatic incident, due to infection or to disease, patients will experience a change in their mobility and ability to perform activities of daily living like getting dressed, washed and toileting.
Here at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre we provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation.
The goal of rehabilitation for patients who’ve undergone an amputation is to achieve the best possible recovery and the highest level of independence and function.