Physician - Dr. Meier has worked with over 3500 children and
adults who have sustained the amputation of one or more limbs
over the past 40 years of his rehabilitation medical practice.
He works with the team and the amputee to develop rehabilitation
treatment goals, to prescribe a prosthesis, to manage pain and
to measure the functional outcomes that should be expected for
the individual amputee.
Occupational Therapy - Is provided at the P/SL Medical Center
by therapists with extensive experience in training unilateral
and bilateral amputees in the use of body powered and myoelectric
prosthetic arms. Their focus is on the use of the body, with
and without prostheses, to achieve the idealized level of funtion
desired by the amputee. In addition, OT will focus on equipment
that will make life easier at home and in the workplace.
Physical Therapy - Is provided at the P/SL Medical Center by
therapists who focus on total body function, not just the most
appropriate use of a leg prosthesis. These elements usually include
aerobic conditioning, exercise education, PT will also focus
on the use of the remaining limbs to maximize function when a
prosthesis is not worn.
Gait Analysis - Emphasis on gait (walking) that is as close
to normal as possible using a prosthetic leg is our goal. We
work on correcting posture, providing the most comfortable and
state of the arm prosthesis, aerobic conditioning and careful
attention to training while walking with the prosthesis. We have
the latest physical conditioning equipment and an in ground swimming
pool to enhance the endurance of the amputee who wishes to walk
Psychology - Our psychologist is experienced in individual and
group counseling for persons who are adjusting the changes in
body image and function following amputation. The emotional adaptation
following an amputation is the most important aspect of amputation
rehabilitation and is a major focus of our program for all our
Prosthetist - We work with selected prosthetists and prosthetic
labs in the Denver metro area to assure the best possible prosthetic
fabrication using state of the art components and socket designs.
Our prosthetists are recognized experts on the most contemporary
prosthetic fabrication and fitting. The prosthetists with whom
we work are also present at the team meetings for the persons
for whom they are making prostheses. The prosthetic prescription
is developed with input from the amputee and all of our team
C Legs - We have significant experience in
prescribing, fabricating and training persons with an above knee
amputation in the use of the “C” leg and other microprocessor
artificial knees. We combine knee technology with the most appropriate
foot to make walking as easy and functional as possible.
Cosmetic Arms - Many persons with partial hand
amputations or loss of the hand and the arm wish to have excellent
cosmetic restoration of the part that is lost. We work with an
extraordinary group of prosthetists who provide superior quality
cosmetic fingers, hands and arms.