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Educational Sessions: March 20, 2019
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Welcome to the Amputation Care Special Interest Group!

The goal of this is Special Interest Group is to acquire and share information and resources and promote collaboration among those PT/PTA Clinicians, Educators, Researchers, and Graduate Students who care for those with limb loss. You can get involved by attending (yearly, quarterly, etc.) meetings, continuing educational courses, and sharing your experiences and expertise. Your feedback, involvement and participation are welcomed.


MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Amputation Care Special Interest Group is to provide members of the Federal Physical Therapy and other Sections the opportunity to network and improve the quality of care provided to patients living with amputation(s).

 

VISION STATEMENT

It is the overall goal of the Amputation Care Special Interest Group to have a positive impact on the care and treatment of patients with amputation. There are 500 amputations per day in the United States. The number will continue to grow as the US population ages. Rehabilitation with these patients occurs in many settings and we, as specialists, have the responsibility to establish a solid foundation for their recovery and return to individually optimized function. As professionals our skills must keep pace with the evolution of surgical techniques and prosthetic technology.

Resources

Member Benefits

  • Members receive email invitations to the Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence / VA Amputation System of Care Grand Rounds live sessions.  These offerings provide cutting edge education for amputation care providers.
  • Members are added to the members-only listserv where providers collaborate, share expertise, and discuss upcoming educational offerings.

 

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