Amputee Rehabilitation Care

After limb loss, the team at Sheltering Arms Institute is ready to help you recover medically, regain independence, and maintain a healthy lifestyle moving forward.

Our inpatient rehabilitation program for patients with limb loss is designed to provide the tools you need to optimize recovery and enhance your quality of life.

Dominick Daniels Amputation Rehabilitation

Dominick Daniels Amputation Patient Sheltering ArmsIn the United States, more than two million individuals have experienced limb loss. Amputations may be necessary because of several different conditions including cancer, a traumatic event, or diabetic complications.

The trusted experts on our Multi-Specialty Unit will design a customized rehabilitation program tailored to your needs and provide guidance and support to help you recover and regain your abilities safely and efficiently. Our comprehensive clinical program will prepare you to return home and, if applicable, obtain your prosthesis.

After a prosthetic device is designed and fitted especially for you, therapeutic training will be helpful. The rehabilitation team will provide extensive education to ensure maximum comfort, safety, and health. Medical psychology services may also be helpful as you adjust to your new lifestyle throughout the recovery process.

Our transdisciplinary team comprised of physical, occupational, speech, and recreation therapists as well as physicians, nurses, psychologists, and dietitians is ready to help meet your needs and recovery goals so you can get back to doing what matters most to you.

Outcomes of Patients with Limb Loss at Sheltering Arms Institute


of Limb Loss Patients are Discharged to the Community


Average Change in Mobility Compared to 24.49 Nationwide

(Greater is Better)

15 Days

Average Length of Stay

Support After Discharge

Inpatient rehabilitation is just the beginning of your healing journey and Sheltering Arms Institute is committed to setting you up for success once you leave our facility. We have a network of community partners including Amputee Coalition, Sportable, and the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) that patients meet during their stay with us for continued connection, education, and coordination of services.

Additionally, we match our patients with support groups and peer mentors to ease concerns about what the next chapter may bring and set up a care plan for continued therapy after discharge to build upon progress made during inpatient rehabilitation.

Learn More About Our Community Partners

Learn about amputation therapy at Sheltering Arms outpatient clinics.

Learn about outpatient therapy for this condition at VCU Health.