Collaborating with Local Occupational and Physical Therapists

People who experience upper limb loss often begin their rehabilitation journey under the guidance of an occupational or physical therapist in their community. These patients are usually in the perioperative phase of rehabilitation and are feeling overwhelmed by the experience of traumatic injury or surgical amputation.

Our clinical therapy specialists are eager to collaborate with therapists across the country who find themselves working with an upper limb amputee. As the smallest subset of the amputee population—less than 10 percent—people with upper limb loss are seen less frequently than other categories of rehabilitation patients. We’re available to talk with local therapists by phone or in person, and provide in-depth educational resources to support the unique needs and challenges faced by these patients.

“With Arm Dynamics clinicians, it’s all about collaboration. They visit us regularly and help educate our therapists about upper limb prosthetic rehabilitation. We're working together to get the best outcome for each patient’s unique situation."
Terri Wolfe, OTR/L, CHT, Director

Hand & Upper Body Rehabilitation Center Erie, Pennsylvania

Upper Limb Prosthetic Rehabilitation

In the earliest stages of healing from limb loss, most patients express an interest in prosthetic rehabilitation. We can set up a complimentary evaluation with an upper limb prosthetic specialist at one of our seven Centers of Excellence around the country. This allows the patient and their family to learn about the range of prosthetic options, ask questions, and develop a path forward.

Our Clinical Therapy Specialists also work with patients at their work to maximize productivity
An Arm Dynamics Clinical Therapy Specialist works with congenital pediatric patient Autumn Egnatuk while using her activity-specific prosthesis -1

When a patient receives upper limb prosthetic rehabilitation at one of our Arm Dynamics centers, our clinical therapy specialist will keep the local therapist informed of the patient’s progress. After they’ve received a definitive prosthesis and completed prosthetic training, the patient returns to the care of their local therapist. We stay connected with the therapist and the patient to provide long-term collaboration and support an optimal prosthetic outcome.

Therapy Hours & Billing

Therapy hours that are authorized for a patient’s local occupational or physical therapist are completely separate from any therapy they may receive as part of upper limb prosthetic rehabilitation at an Arm Dynamics center.

Our intention is to collaborate with local therapists, not compete with them.


Together, we can redefine what’s possible for your patients with upper limb loss.