Therapy resources for prosthetics

Amputees face a unique set of mobility challenges that require attention, yet the typical physical therapist sees very few patients with limb loss in a given year. With specialized advances in prosthetic technology, the challenge of determining appropriate care can be tricky.
To give physical and occupational therapists better insight into the technology behind Ottobock prostheses specifically and treatment of amputees more broadly, we've put together a set of resources for you to research and incorporate into your practice.


Topics

The following articles will help you learn more about relevant topics that come up when treating patients with limb loss.

What are K-Levels?

As mobility specialists, you (PTs) are often the most qualified member of the rehab team to establish a patient's K level.

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Prevention of contractures

Contracture prevention should also be an immediate post-operative consideration to maximize a patient’s potential mobility.

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Events

Events, Courses, and CEUs

Ottobock provides in-person training and webinars throughout the year for a wide cross-section of medical professionals, including therapists. Where possible, we offer state-level PT credits, as well as units for AOTA, RESNA, and ABC accreditation.

Go to our Courses and Events page on our Professionals website.

Videos

Videos

Our video library available on YouTube features product information and therapy tips for working with amputees. Below we've selected the most helpful materials available for working with patients who use a prosthesis.

Microprocessor Knees

Getting the most out of the C-Leg: Physical Therapy

Playlist: Gait Training with Ottobock prosthetics

Living with an Amputation: "A" is for Amputee

Mechanical Knees

3R93 Knee Joint Part 1: Switching between Knee Modes

3R93 Knee Joint Part 2: Adjustments and Settings

Upper Limb Prosthetics

Playlist: Michelangelo hand therapy training

About Ottobock

Ottobock HealthCare - Who We Are

bebionic

Therapy guide: bebionic hand

Control of the bebionic hand in daily life requires specific training. We have summarized valuable tips to facilitate successful hand therapy in the following guide.

Download the guide

Fitness App

With the free fitness app developed by physical and occupational therapists, Ottobock supports self-managed prosthesis training for leg amputees. It was designed to help leg amputees around the world achieve more mobility and support in their everyday lives.

Learn more about the Fitness app

Papers and Downloads

Clinical research

Ottobock's global portal to clinical research provides access to hundredes of studies from around the world that help demonstrate the efficacy of prosthetic and orthotics devices for patients with indications that limit their mobility.

Go to our global website for Clinical Research for summaries and studies

Product catalogs

Multiple catalogs and brochures with product information on our Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Complex Rehab solutions can be found in the Downloads section of our website for Professionals.

Go to the Downloads section for catalogs and brochures

Case stories

Read and watch some of the real stories of people using Ottobock prosthetic devices every day to maintain and regain their freedom of movement.

See prosthetic case stories online