Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services
Amputation System of Care (ASoC)
The Amputation System of Care (ASoC) provides specialized expertise in amputation rehabilitation incorporating the latest practices in medical rehabilitation management, rehabilitation therapies, and advances in prosthetic technology. It is a system of care designed to provide Veterans access to the full continuum of care.
Contact list for ASoC Specialty Center Coordinators
News and Stories from the Amputation System of Care
Peer Support Program
Adjustment to living life with limb loss can be challenging for anyone after amputation and having support from others can help with the adaptation process. The VA Amputation System of Care can provide Peer Support Services through a Peer Support Group or through communication with a Certified Peer Visitor.
The VA Amputation System of Care collaborates with the Amputee Coalition in training Veterans to become Certified Peer Visitors, individuals who are living life with limb loss. A Certified Peer Visitor is a person living with limb loss who understands the challenges of the recovery process by offering encouragement, providing informational resources and sharing personal experiences. A peer visitor understands the challenges which lay ahead for a person with a recent amputation.
Support can also be in the form of a support group. A support group offers an opportunity for the individuals involved to share feelings and experiences and often support groups include educational opportunities by organizing topics of interest helpful to the group. The VA holds support groups for Veterans living with limb loss in-person in VA centers across the nation as well as using a virtual platform.
To learn about amputation & prosthetic care, request support for people living with limb loss and locate a support group near you visit the Amputee Coalition Website.
Additional Web Resources
- VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline For Rehabilitation Of Lower Limb Amputation
- VA Adaptive Sports
- Prosthetic & Sensory Aids Service (For information about Automobile Adaptive Equipment, Clothing Allowances, Guide and Service Dogs, and much more!)
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