When developing a life care plan after an amputation, a focus on rehabilitation is critical to teach ambulation in the case of a lower limb amputation, or functional upper extremity skills for an upper limb amputation. Post-amputation rehabilitation includes exercises to improve conditioning and balance as well as flexibility and strength in order to help patients tolerate the prosthesis. Residual limb (stump) conditioning promotes shrinking that must occur before a prosthesis can be used. For information about these services, including integration of a prosthetics expert into the Life Care Plan or Vocational Evaluation, please click here.