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StepForward Prosthesis Training Program

Step ForwardTraining to Succeed with Your New Prosthesis

It's Time to Look Ahead

Once you have recovered from your surgery and you have your prosthetics, it's time to start thinking about relearning how to do the things you enjoy with your new prosthetic limb.

WakeMed StepForward – a comprehensive, structured program for people who have had amputations – will help you:

  • Safely and confidently use your new limb
  • Use your prosthesis to its fullest potential
  • Care for yourself and your prosthesis
  • Troubleshoot issues and who to call for assistance

About WakeMed StepForward

Learning the right way to use your prosthesis with a structured program will help you reach your full potential with your new limb. There are three ways to complete StepForward:

  • Inpatient – As an admitted patient in WakeMed Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Outpatient – At one of WakeMed Rehab’s participating outpatient practices in Wake County and Clayton
  • Home Health – In your home

Which way is best for you? An evaluation with a WakeMed physical therapist and occupational therapist as well as an insurance plan review will determine which StepForward option is best. 

When to Schedule Your Evaluation

You, your physician, or prosthetist can iniate your evaluation when you receive your prosthesis. You will need to bring your prosthesis to your evaluation appointment. Call WakeMed Rehabilitation at 919-350-7876 to get started!

You will need a physician referral for your evaluation, so call your physician and ask for a referral for a StepForward Evaluation. Referrals can be entered into Epic, called in, or faxed to 919-350-8791.