The Prosthetic Team: An In-Patient Training Program

TONI THOMPSON-RANGEL, M.A., O.T.R./L., FRED ESTOK, C.P., AND JOHN A. OGDEN, M.D.


The Prosthetic Team offers an in-patient training program in the use of all types of upper extremity prostheses. The program serves children lacking access to community-based training as well as those who receive follow-up therapy services. Specific features and advantages of the program include focus on individual needs/goals, family involvement/education, and interdisciplinary follow-through on incorporation of the prosthesis.

Information will be provided on developmentally appropriate approaches and skill-building tasks for 3 age groups: toddlers and pre-schoolers, elementary school children, and adolescents.

Shriners Hospital, 12502 N. Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612