Have you ever heard Spike Lee’s saying “It ain’t the shoes”?
At Amputee Clinic, our role as therapists is not just to reduce edema, prevent contracture or alleviate pain. Our primary role is to help patients improve their function and counsel them throughout the entire process of rehabilitation. We also want to help patients avoid further disability (including another amputation) due to the underlying disease. Remember, above all, that success owes as much to the patient as it does to any skill the prosthetist might possess.
Here are some frequently asked questions about pre-visit, during visit and post-visit recovery to help you get started in your journey.
Marcum, founder of Amputee Clinic, has over 30 years of experience as a licenced practitioner of orthotics, prosthetics and physical therapy. He services clients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Amputee Clinic is a solution oriented company. Our goal is to identify the problem and then offer solutions – from the right fitting to nutrition and exercise counseling. We don’t just fit products we identify and treat the problem. Orthopedic appliances and Prosthetic limbs are the tools we use to accomplish this, but we go the extra mile to make sure you’re also doing the work you need to do for long term success.
Amputee Clinic is at the forefront of applying the latest products to benefit our patients, including micro-processor knees and hands, bionic feet and elevated vacuum suspension; along with carbon fiber energy storing materials which are light and strong.
At Amputee Clinic, all of our office staff are called Amputee Advocates for a reason! We all have years of experience and are there to help. Our staff will go out of their way to make the process as easy as possible and keep you informed along the way.
Yes! On-going patient education is at the forefront of all of our care programs at Amputee Clinic. We provide extensive personal education to the patient on the proper use and care of the devise they are provided.
Amputee Clinic has extensive services and resources at no cost, such as our Amputees Support Group, Peer Visitor Service, and Pre- and Post-Amputation Coaching.
Amputee Clinic accepts most insurance plans.
Amputee Clinic strives to be as concise and efficient as possible with your staff in order to obtain the documentation need to treat your patient. We can communicate via email, phone, fax, or snail mail. Our goal is to make things run as smoothly as possible. Holding up patient care because of paperwork is something we will work hard to avoid.
Amputee Clinic will reach out to you and your staff to keep you apprised of new products, new insurance requirements and any new or changing services.
Yes! Amputee Clinic staff will go where ever to access the patient, from home visits to hospital.
Our administrators handle most if not all the paperwork needed in order to provide service, including obtaining prescription, insurance authorization, billing etc.