OUR SERVICESPREPARING FOR PROSTHETIC TRAINING

At this point in your rehabilitation, there are four techniques you can use to prepare your residual limb for prosthetic training: massage, tapping, desensitization and scar mobilization.

MASSAGE AND TAPPING

Early massage and tapping of your residual limb will help you develop a tolerance in your residual limb to both touch and pressure. Both of these techniques can be performed through your soft compression dressings and when the soft compression dressing is off. Additionally, these techniques may help decrease your sensation of phantom pain.
MASSAGE
Using one or two hands, massage your residual limb using a gentle kneading motion. Initially, be especially cautious when massaging over your sutured area.
Massage the entire residual limb.
Over time and once your sutures are removed, you can increase the pressure to massage the deeper soft tissues and muscles in your residual limb.
This should be done for at least 5 minutes 3-4 times daily. It can be done more often if it is found to be helpful in reducing phantom pain.
TAPPING
Tap your residual limb with your fingertips, being careful not to tap with your fingernails. Gentle tapping over the suture line is generally allowed even before your sutures are removed.
Over time and once your sutures are removed, you can increase to a slapping motion using one or two hands.
Tapping should be done for 1-2 minutes 3-4 times daily. It can be done more often if it is found to be helpful in reducing phantom pain.
TAPPING
Tap your residual limb with your fingertips, being careful not to tap with your fingernails. Gentle tapping over the suture line is generally allowed even before your sutures are removed.
Over time and once your sutures are removed, you can increase to a slapping motion using one or two hands.
Tapping should be done for 1-2 minutes 3-4 times daily. It can be done more often if it is found to be helpful in reducing phantom pain.

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