MossRehab Regional Amputee Center
Customized care at the region's only top 10 U.S. rehabilitation hospital.
Our knowledgeable staff, headed by Chief Medical Officer Alberto Esquenazi, MD, has experience treating people with all levels of amputation, including the most complex multiple-limb and/or upper-extremity individuals. Dr. Esquenazi, himself an amputee due to an accident during medical school, literally wrote the book on field amputation for the World Health Organization.
The treatment team includes medical professionals from a variety of different disciplines, all working in coordination to provide the best care for people with amputation.
Schedule a tour or make an appointment by calling 1-800-CALL MOSS or using our Contact Us form.
Why Choose the MossRehab Regional Amputee Center?
- Home Quicker: On average, MossRehab brain injury patients show more functional improvement and are discharged home more quickly than other area rehab providers both locally and nationally. (See full list of outcomes.)
- Unrivaled Care: MossRehab is repeatedly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the number one rehabilitation hospital in the Philadelphia region and among the top 10 in the country in its annual list of America's Best Hospitals.
- Comprehensive: From our renowned inpatient programs to our outpatient centers, Day Therapy Program, Community Re-Entry Program, School Re-Entry Program, Vocational Directions Program, Clubhouse and Drucker Community Residence program, we are with you every step of your way toward increased independence.
- Accredited: We have more accreditations from the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) than any other rehab provider on U.S.News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list. (See complete list) We have earned CARF accreditation for our inpatient amputation specialty program.
- Team-Based Approach: Our physicians; speech pathologists; rehabilitation nurses; physical, occupational and recreational therapists; social workers and psychologists - all specializing in rehabilitation - work together to ensure coordination of care throughout treatment. We also believe that family plays an essential role, and invite cooperation at every phase of treatment.
- Informed by Research: The renowned Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute conducts advanced research that translates to innovations in care. And the Drucker Brain Injury Center at MossRehab has been designated by the federal government as a Traumatic Brain Injury Model System since 1997 for its culture of research integrated with care - the only such center in the Philadelphia area.
- Among the Latest Technology: The Sheerr Gait and Motion Analysis Lab at MossRehab uses some of the latest diagnostic equipment to help provide recommendations for appropriate prostheses, as well as their proper fit and optimal alignment and use. From the G-EO System Evolution therapeutic exercise machine to the Lokomat treadmill therapy to the ReWalk robotic exoskeleton, MossRehab is leading the way with the treatments and therapies of the future.
Care is provided in various settings, depending on individual needs:
- Inpatient Program
Inpatient care is provided for persons requiring intensive services including medical management, nursing intervention and multiple therapies. Our facility has 197 inpatient beds to provide care and a unit dedicated to amputee care.
- Day Hospital Program
Patients who no longer require 24-hour nursing care or medical supervision, but will benefit from intensive therapy, are appropriate for this program. Participants receive multiple therapies throughout the day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and return home in the evenings and on the weekends. Transportation is available upon request.
- Day Treatment Program
This program offers three hours of intensive therapy from multiple therapists. It is for people who are medically stable and do not require nursing care.
- Outpatient Program
This program allows patients to participate in individual therapy two to three times per week. Outpatient therapy is available at our multiple locations in Olney, Northeast Philadelphia, Jenkintown, PA and Allentown, PA.
- Transitional Program
This program is for those people who no longer require acute care but are not ready to go home after an amputation. They usually are not ready to participate in an aggressive inpatient rehabilitation program.
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation consultation and management
After patients complete their initial rehabilitation, they usually need life-long counseling and care. Our physicians, who specialize in prosthetics and amputation care, can meet all ongoing amputation and prosthetic management needs.
Most inpatient amputee rehabilitation takes place at:
MossRehab Main Campus
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Outpatient services are available at many MossRehab outpatient locations. See full list of locations and services.
Choosing the right rehabilitation center may be one of the most important decisions you ever make. Learn more about the best in the region. Schedule a tour or make an appointment by calling 1-800-CALL MOSS or using our Contact Us form.
MossRehab, in conjunction with the World Health Organization, developed an Amputee Manual that can be used in training therapists and caregivers how to help amputees adjust to life after an amputation. Information provided within this manual is also useful for practical application by amputees.(1.07 MB)