Even on your first visit, you can
leave with a second leg.
Rapid Ambulation Method (RAM)
you’ll be counseled on what to bring to make your visit more enjoyable and constructive. During this time care coordinators outline the visit steps.
Evaluation, Goal setting and Measurement
Next, clinical staff outline the clinical and technical steps. They begin with a thorough evaluation and goal setting with you. The anthropometric data acquisition, which includes measurements, dimensions and CAD data, is imputed into our system for use in development of the actual prosthesis.
Next our technical team jumps into gear with development of the prosthesis. Depending on the amputation level and amount of componentry required, this step, although done onsite in our lab space with feverish pace, may take 1-2 hours. During this time, you have an opportunity to relax and rest or interact with our care coordinators on a number of programs we offer here, including peer support and physical and occupational therapy facilities in the area staffed to train prosthetic users on gait and/or improving function. The clinical team may also describe the upcoming steps included in the fitting.
Prosthesis Fitting and Training
Next, with the help of our high tech CAD/CAM system, the clinical team jumps back into action with the prosthesis fitting process. We validate the fit to ensure it is appropriate, making real-time modifications to the prosthesis to adjust for an accurate and comfortable fit. This flows smoothly into prosthetic training, which takes place while you utilize your new prosthesis and includes gait training for lower extremity amputees or device programming and use skills for upper extremity amputees. Often included in the fitting and training process is the very detailed alignment and/or programming of some microprocessor controlled prostheses.
Documentation and Follow Up
Finally, the care coordinators wrap up the visit with the visit summary, providing you with documentation of important clinical, device and manufacturer information. Follow up care is detailed and scheduled, which may include a virtual visit where we use telephone or video conferencing to meet with you to discuss your ongoing care.
For comparison, a typical experience with another provider looks like this:
Patient is scheduled for an evaluation.
1-2 weeks later, patient is scheduled for “casting.”
2-3 weeks later, patient is scheduled for fitting.
2-3 weeks later, patient is scheduled for a “delivery.”
Total: 5-8 weeks and three different trips for a prosthetic fitting.
We think that’s just kind of crazy.
To see how our RAM approach can work for you, call us at toll free at 1 877 538 8825 or email our office.
At AtlanticProCare, we understand the value of your time and the costs associated with travel, taking time away from work, taking caregivers’ time away from work and family, etc. That’s why we have designed a care platform -- RAM -- that makes it possible for you to receive your new prosthesis in one visit.
Here is how a typical RAM visit goes:
We devote time to one patient at a time. We engage our entire team to that one patient’s needs from start to finish during prosthetic fitting. The visit to AtlanticProCare is scheduled for 4 hours (Your visit may or may not be coupled with a hotel stay one block away at a greatly discounted “medical treatment stay” rate). Prior to your visit,