Amputee Rehabilitation, Performance & Prosthetics
Rehab United applies an Applied Functional Science (AFS) rehabilitation approach. Our unique approach encompasses functional transformation in every athlete and individual, regardless of their disability through a variety of interventions including hands-on biomechanical facilitation (Functional Manual Reaction or “FMR”), neurological re-education, and goal specific therapeutic activities. Any amputation, whether congenital or traumatic can be a physically challenging and emotional time in one’s life. Skilled physical therapy is often necessary to restore optimal functional levels and meet the long term goals of the individual. At RU, we implement a holistic approach and consider your biomechanical limitations during a comprehensive posture and gait analysis and functional excursion and balance testing incorporating tri-planar movement analysis. We are skilled in identifying movement deficits and utilizing the individual’s strengths in order to engage proper form utilizing selected drivers, ground-reaction forces, mass, momentum and gravity to our benefit. Our therapists are also well trained in providing neuromuscular facilitation techniques through skilled manual interventions. Most intervention techniques at RU are designed to enhance the individual’s functional limitation(s) and therefore are dynamic with the use of external supports such as hand held assist and 4 points of contact when appropriate. Balance and gait abnormalities are apparent with the use of a prosthetic limb. Incorporating gait and balance strategies that can be easily replicated at home are important and considered essential throughout the plan of care. Prosthetic limbs are essentially a continuation of the residual limb and RU feels that each individual should feel confident and comfortable with their prosthetic device. We look forward to helping you meet your current and lifelong goals.
In addition to physical therapy, RU offers massage therapy in order to reduce edema, introduce desensitization techniques, phantom limb pain relief, and decrease muscle contractures in order to allow for proper tissue and muscle length complemented with the progress achieved through physical therapy.
Welcome to Rehab United
You are able to see a Rehab United Physical Therapist without a prescription from your doctor or specialist. California allows for Direct Access for Physical Therapy services. This allows you to come for services for 12 visits or 45 days, prior to visiting your physician. Please contact our front office to check for eligibility based on your specific insurance carrier and coverage.
- If you prefer to privately pay for physical therapy services, simply contact our office for our cash-pay rates and to schedule an appointment.
- If you need assistance finding a physician please contact one of our 4 locations for assistance.
Before your first visit
Please bring the following with you to your first appointment:
1. Your driver's license or photo ID.
2. Your insurance card ID and group number
3. Your birth date (and that of the subscriber if it is not yourself)
4. Insurance customer service number on the front/back of your card
5. Any pertinent medical information including: medical reports, imaging and medication lists.
Please download initial paperwork from the links below.
Please print the following documents, complete them thoroughly and bring them with you to your first visit. You may also scan and email the completed forms to the appropriate Rehab United facility via the contact information below.
Book your first appointment
At Rehab United, we will do our best to work with your schedule and accommodate your needs. Here are a few items of information that will help you:
Hours of operation:
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday – Thursday7:00 AM to 5:00PM Friday
At your first appointment, we’ll do an initial assesment to help us evaluate your injury and define a successful course of treatment. The evaluation will take approximately 1 Hour. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to ensure that all your paperwork is completed and correct.
Please dress in a way that will allow your physical therapist the best opportunity to evaluate you effectively. We recommend that your wear comfortable shorts, short sleeve shirt and bring the shoes that you wear most often.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you on your road to recovery!