These physical therapists specialize in the rehabilitation of amputees. There are many different ways that a physical therapist can help an amputee, such as, range of motion exercises, prevention of contractures, swelling and compression issues, pain management, and functional recovery. Amputee Specialists will also educate you on how to walk with crutches or a walker properly. Pain management is a crucial aspect of an amputee’s recovery. Pain can be managed by an electrical TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit, manual therapy, which includes massaging or the manipulation of joints, and lastly desensitization. The Amputee Specialist will work directly with your physician to determine the best plan of care to help you reach your activity goals.