Resources for Living with Amputation

There are many other services within our health system and in your community that may assist you in your continued recovery. This page highlights services available within our rehabilitation continuum of services and in the local community. We encourage you to call or visit the website for these organizations. However, please do not hesitate to ask us for additional information on these services or for other providers or services in your community.

Services Offered by WFBH

WFBH's Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Program at CompRehab offers a unique approach for treating people recovering from neurological impairments.  The Program's team includes physical, occupational, recreation and speech therapists. 

 

WFBH's Club Independence (Club I) is an interactive Day Recreation Therapy Program that provides education, recreation and overall health and wellness opportunities for individuals with disabling conditions, including amputation.

336.716.8007

 

WFBH's Assistive Technology Center is a partnership with the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) and is a demonstration center for assistive technology devices (AT).

336.716.8030 (Paul Eklund)

 

MyWakeHealth is a patient portal that gives patients unprecedented access to their health information, without the unnecessary burden of waiting. MyWakeHealth  allows you to get answers to your medical questions from the comfort of your own home; schedule your next appointment or view details of you past and upcoming appointments; and access test results.

 

BestHealth is the Piedmont Triad's trusted source for hands-on health knowledge, classes and screenings. BestHealth is presented by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, one of America's top ranked hospitals.

336.713.BEST (336.713.2378)

 

 The Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs are pleased to offer a Rehabilitation Resource Center on the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. The Center provides literature and web-based access to health information, disability programs and leisure activities, as well as resources available to assist with community re-integration and home modifications.

Other Local Resources

Local Support Groups:

Winston-Salem: Live Again

336.782.9862

 

Greensboro: Helping Amputees Help Amputees

336.315.9270

 

Orthotics and prosthetics not only improve an amputee's quality of life, but also may enable them to avoid surgery, shorten their hospital stay, and return to their communities and the workforce more quickly. Two local providers of these services are:

Advanced Prosthetics & Orthotics, LLC                                

336.768.1933                                                             

Bio-tech Prosthetics & Orthotics

336.768.3666

 

The Winston-Salem Mayor's Council for Persons with Disabilities hosts free meetings that are open to the public. Meetings are at 11:30am on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information:

336.245.5678

 

Additional Educational Resources

The Amputation Coalition of America is the nation's leading organization of limb loss, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families, improving patient care and preventing limb loss. The National Limb Loss Information Center provides comprehensive information and resources free of charge.

888.267.5669

 

MedlinePlus is a service of the US National Library of Medicine, NIH National Institutes of Health.  This website includes educational resources and information on current research in the field of limb loss. 

 

Clinicaltrials.gov provides patients, family members, health care professionals, and other members of the public easy access to information on clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. The web site is maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability and Disabled Sports USA

The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists

If you need assistance finding additional resources:

336.716.8454 (Karen Lawrence)

Email:  Rehab4Life@wakehealth.edu

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