EXERCISING AFTER LOWER LIMB AMPUTATION
Exercising with a lower limb amputation can be difficult without proper health professional advice or guidance, it is recommended to begin with an assessment from a Health Professional or Exercise Physiologist to create a safe exercise program.
For amputees or anyone with musculoskeletal condition it is important to exercise with the holistic view to improve functional movement, quality of life, and reducing risk of falls. Depending on the individual’s current health there will be a range of exercises that may be suitable to complete either by themselves or with guidance. Although some exercises may be more difficult with an amputation, there are many forms of exercise and movement that is possible such as swimming, altered resistance and strength training, mobility and many more. It is important to work towards whatever goals the individual has and complete this in a safe manner.
– Jackson Cockerill (Exercise Physiologist)