Main Number: 706-724-7746, 800-4WALTON
Inpatient Referrals: 706-826-5808
The Walton Amputee Program is a comprehensive care continuum. Areas of focus include prevention, treatment, prosthetic fitting/training, pain management, follow-up care, support groups and education for people with amputations.
Inpatient: Among available treatment options, Inpatient Rehabilitation primarily focuses on optimal wound healing, skin care, mobility training, post-surgical care, prevention of contractures, maintenance and increase of strength and range of motion, and preparation of the residual limb for prosthetic wear.
Outpatient: Outpatient Rehabilitation focuses on the transition to prosthetic wear and more independent living with the help of physical and occupational therapists. The process begins with prescription and fitting, and advances to gait training and community re-entry. A monthly amputee clinic focuses on early assessment of a new amputee's potential to use a prosthesis, the selection of the most appropriate prosthetic components, management of phantom limb pain and troubleshooting prosthetic problems. New amputees are supported through a monthly amputee support group and can also be matched with trained peer support volunteers who will guide them through the process of adjustment to being an amputee.
Seating and Equipment Clinic: Our clinic combines the expertise of a rehabilitation physician, an assistive technology certified therapist and a vendor representative, who use their specialized knowledge to assist amputees in selecting the appropriate seating and fit to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers and other issues.
Physician Services: Follow-up care can be provided to amputees through Walton Medical Associates, where specialized rehabilitation physicians can develop treatment plans for the unique needs of those with amputations.
Behavioral Medicine: Walton psychologists are available for medical adjustment counseling to help families better understand and cope with emotional issues, depression and anxiety.
Assisted and Independent Living and Fitness and Leisure also complement the Amputee Care Continuum.