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Managing Phantom Limb Pain
Learning to Walk with a Prosthetic Leg
From the moment you enter a Hanger patient care clinic, our goal is to give you a calm and welcoming experience. That first visit to a prosthetist is stressful for new patients. It’s natural to feel a little frightened and even sad when coming face-to-face with the new realities of your life.
If you’re an experienced prosthetic user but are now looking for a different provider, it can be a real challenge to think about stirring up the energy to begin again and establish a relationship with a new clinician.
Regardless of your circumstances for an initial visit at Hanger Clinic, our wish is to counter any stress you feel with a renewed sense of hopefulness. We take a team approach to caring for people. It begins when you call a patient care representative to request additional information and to schedule your first visit. You may be asked to give a general overview of your situation and the care you have received thus far. Our patient care representatives will help determine the best location to meet your specific needs. You may also be asked to provide information about your insurance or any other payer that may be involved. In this way, the representative is beginning to establish your patient file and will be able to pass on pertinent information to the rest of your care team.
The first phase of your office visit consists of a thorough examination and evaluation by a prosthetist.
For all patients, your clinician will conduct a thorough physical examination, recommend an appropriate prosthesis, and begin the fitting process. They can also answer your questions about prosthetic care and rehabilitation.
There are a few basic steps to complete before arriving at your first appointment.
If you are a new patient or have changes to your current information and have scheduled an appointment at our clinic, you can help the check-in process go more quickly and smoothly. Please print, review and complete the forms below. Be sure to review them to ensure all information is accurate. Bring the completed forms to your appointment and the office assistant will be able to quickly check you in.