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PS3.1: Beyond Mobility: Above Knee Amputee Case Study

The presentation explores psychsocial barriers and solutions experienced by an above knee amputee who had recently been discharged home from inpatient rehab. Mobility, home and work environment interventions were provided. The roadblocks to intervention from psychosocial illness were addressed by a team effort of the vocational rehab counselor, OT, ATP supplier, prosthetist, job developer and employer. The collaborative effort resulted in a successful mobility and employment outcome supported by the Modified Psychosocial Illness Impact-PROMIS measure.

This session is supported by a company with reported interest in the sale of Assistive Technology products. The content has been reviewed by ISS personnel and determined to be appropriate for continuing education purposes.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;



Michael Bender, OTR/L, ATP/SMS CDRS
Therapeutic Specialties, Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri
United States

Michael Bender is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis Program in Occupational Therapy and a RESNA credentialed ATP/SMS. He has been involved in seating and mobility from the clinical perspective as well as a provider of complex rehab wheelchairs. He is the owner of Therapeutic Specialties, Inc. a durable medical equipment provider specializing in Complex Rehab Wheelchairs and Home Accessibility.

Carla Walker, OTD, OTR/L, ATP
Washington University Program in Occupational Therapy
St. Louis, MO
United States



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