Through innovative treatment and cutting-edge prosthetic design, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) helps adults and children who have experienced the loss of a limb, adapt physically and psychologically, so they can return to an active an independent lifestyle as quickly as possible.
RIM's team of rehabilitation professionals are proficient in the many new and exciting prosthetic advances for those who have lost an upper or lower extremity as the result of disease, trauma or birth defect. Patients have access to custom-made prosthetics including electronic upper limbs, life-like cosmetically appealing prostheses and specialized limbs designed for specific sports or activities.
RIM supports patients through the initial stage of amputation and provides subsequent ongoing support. Studies show the earlier those that have an amputation begin treatment the better, so many patients begin RIM's Amputee Program immediately following surgery, while still hospitalized. Others enter directly into RIM's Amputee Program as outpatients. Whether beginning as an inpatient or outpatient, specialists are there to help determine the program and treatment that's right for each patient.
Another unique aspect of RIM's Amputee Program is its affiliation with the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University. Because RIM is part of a large academic health care system, patients have access to a variety of medical specialists and resources. Each patient's care is managed from the initial acute care stage, through the initial rehabilitation stage, to an outpatient setting where follow-up services continue to help patients maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle.