Amputee Rehab Program

An amputation to an extremity may occur due to trauma or disease. Having an extremity amputated is a life changing event.

Frazier Rehab Institute provides comprehensive treatment and addresses lifestyle changes to promote independence, function and productivity.  Our comprehensive treatment is for all levels of amputation – both upper and lower extremities – and provides post-operative amputation treatment as well as prosthetic training.  Individuals who have amputations are provided therapy from acute care through outpatient rehab in order to return to the home and community environments.  This involves not only the patient, but also the family and friends who make up their support network.  Together, Frazier helps ensure a successful outcome.  

Program Goals and Benefits:

  • Provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach including physical and occupational therapy, psychology, therapeutic recreation and nutritionist
  • Assist patients with adaptive daily living skills
  • Educate patients with amputations regarding prosthetic options, community resources and adaptive recreation
  • Promote overall improved health and mobility to prevent further limb loss
  • Develop a comprehensive plan for the patient and family to identify needed resources and services and make appropriate referrals (Vocational Rehab, Veterans Affairs, Amputee Coalition of America, adaptive driving evaluation, etc).
  • Promote maximum independence at home and in the community



  • Close relationships with all prosthetic companies in the area: Kentucky Prosthetics, Louisville Prosthetics, Center for Orthotics and Prosthetics, Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Life skills training with emphasis on:
    • Adjustment to life without a limb
    • Pain management
    • Pre-prosthetic limb care
    • Preparation for prosthesis
    • Skin care
    • Management of diabetes and vascular disease (if applicable)
    • Preservation of remaining of limbs
    • Adaptive mobility (wheelchair training, use of crutches/walkers)
  • Frazier Rehab Institute Amputee Rehab Handbook
  • Adaptive driving evaluations
  • Amputee support group at Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital
  • Wheelchair and DME prescription
  • Wheelchair Seating and Mobility Clinic
  • Continuum of care with home health services and/or outpatient services

Service Locations:

Frazier Rehab Institute
220 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502.582.7400