Rehabilitation involving assistive technology covers a range of rehabilitation knowledge and skills.

Rehabilitation with assistive technology is sometimes described by the following terms:
  • prosthetic rehabilitation
  • orthotics
  • wheelchairs and other mobility equipment
  • assistive technologies – aids to communication and environmental controls

It should be stressed that the experience is about the use of assistive technology with rehabilitation, and it is not about the technological details of the equipment concerned.

As with all other interventions, the Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine will understand both the potential benefits and also the potential risks and dis-benefits, and how to access further specific advice having identified a potential need for some specialist equipment. In relation to prostheses, this experience includes:

  • assessing patients with a limb loss spanning both single limb loss and multiple limb loss
  • loss at all common levels of the limb (arm and leg)
  • traumatic, vascular, and congenital causes
  • the use of a range of different prostheses including rehabilitation when not prescribed a prosthesis
  • involvement in assessment of, advice to and management of medical aspects such as pain, skin damage, pre-operative advice
  • patients of all ages: children, otherwise fit younger adults, and older adults with vascular disorders
  • special requirements associated with sport and leisure activities, and work
  • driving, for amputees missing an arm or a leg
  • wheelchairs and other mobility equipment

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