'Rehabilitation efforts for individuals who have undergone limb loss should focus on improving confidence, restoring functional independence, and returning individuals to their community.' - Chris Runkle, PT, DPT
Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 30, 2014
Dunn Physical Therapy is proud to announce that they are now offering prosthetic therapy to patients who have undergone lower extremity limb loss. The service will be available from their Raleigh clinic, located at 6500 Creedmoor Road, Suite 208.
Early intervention is a critical part of successful recovery after lower extremity limb loss. Outpatient prosthetic therapy services will include both pre- and post-operative care, pre-prosthetic care, prosthetic use and gait training, and prosthetic management. A combination of residual limb and volume management, contracture prevention and treatment, strength training, gait training, and more will be used to customize a treatment approach tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
“We are thrilled to begin offering prosthetic therapy from our Raleigh clinic,” said Chris Runkle, PT, DPT, Dunn Physical Therapy’s Prosthetic Specialist. “Rehabilitation efforts for individuals who have undergone limb loss should focus on improving confidence, restoring functional independence, and returning individuals to their community. I look forward to working with the members of our community to achieve these goals.”
Dr. Runkle has extensive clinical and academic experience in the field of limb loss rehabilitation. He has served in outpatient prosthetic gait training practice settings and has spent considerable time working at one of the top inpatient inter-disciplinary rehabilitation hospitals in the country. Chris has also lectured in professional continuing education settings and served as an adjunct faculty member for the University of the Sciences’ Doctoral Physical Therapy Program in Philadelphia. Dr. Runkle’s skill set is diverse and incudes neuromuscular re-education, joint mobilization, and a variety of soft tissue techniques.
To learn more about prosthetic therapy at Dunn Physical Therapy or to book an appointment with Dr. Runkle, please visit http://www.DunnPT.com or call 919.676.2001.
About Dunn Physical Therapy:
Dunn Physical Therapy is a private physical therapy practice with locations in Apex, Cary, and Raleigh, North Carolina. Dunn’s physical therapists take pride in delivering comprehensive and compassionate care to their patients with the best results. Our clinicians have a have a wide range of clinical expertise in manual physical therapy, general orthopaedic conditions and rehabilitation, aquatic therapy, pediatric physical therapy, prosthetic therapy, and much more. For more information visit http://www.DunnPT.com or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/dunnpt.