Video Resources

Welcome to the video resource page of the Tasmanian Amputee Website 

Speaking with an amputee peer can play an important part in your preparation, recovery, and rehabilitation from limb loss. The early stages of your recovery may be a time of uncertainty and doubt. For that reason, we encourage you to make contact with our Peer Support programme through the Contact page of this web site.

The TAS Peer Support Program matches trained Volunteers with new amputees requesting support. Peer support can be beneficial in the following ways:

  • Reduce the distress associated with amputation
  • Assist you to negotiate the NDIS process
  • Help alleviate fears
  • Promote social inclusion

In keeping with these aims we have now added this resource page as support for the times when peer support is not immediately to hand. We are also hopeful that your use of this page will begin a feedback and exchange of ideas for further content that may assist those managing recent limb loss.

IMPORTANT: – BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING BE SURE TO SAVE OR BOOKMARK THIS PAGE ON YOUR BROWSER SO THAT YOU CAN FIND IT EASILY EACH TIME YOU NEED IDEAS OR SUPPORT. 

Everyday Care Tips

Information on Mepilex
Dressings for Amputees – Part 1

Our Director Wendy Lane explains the advantages of Mepilex dressings

Information on Mepilex
Dressings for Amputees – Part 2

Our Director Wendy Lane explains the advantages of Mepilex dressings

Tips & Tricks for Washing Baskets
for Amputees – Part 1

Wendy explains why your washing basket should be on wheels

Tips & Tricks for Washing Baskets
for Amputees – Part 2

Wendy explains why your washing basket should be on wheels

Suitable socks for Amputees – Part 1

Tips on socks from Wendy Lane

Suitable socks for Amputees – Part 2

Tips on socks from Wendy Lane

Tips and Tricks for Amputees – Part 1
Advantages of the long-handled shoehorn

Wendy Lane explains simple tips to avoid problems when dressing

Problem solving with your shoes

Wendy Lane shows you some simple tricks with shoes

Health & Hygiene

Your Prosthetic should never cause pain

Your prosthetic device should never cause pain.

If for any reason your prosthetic doesn’t feel right,

see your healthcare provider immediately.

Look after your feet

It’s important to look after your feet.

Schedule to have an annual foot check from a qualified Podiatrist.

Hygiene is critical to stump care

Stump hygiene should never be taken for granted.

If you notice any changes, see your healthcare provider immediately.

Correct skin care is the key
to good stump health

Noticing changes to your skin is critical.

If you have a prosthethis, there is
a constant need for safety

Small allowances for discomfort can lead to accidents

Stump Healthcare

For new amputees there are a range of new risks and consideration that come with the use of Prosthetics.

Peer Support & NDIS

Peer Support & the Peer Support Programme

The early stages of your recovery from amputation may be a time of uncertainty and doubt. Many amputees feel more comfortable discussing personal issues with someone who understands what they are going through, someone who

NDIS Access for Amputees

The NDIS has dramatically changed the nature of disability support.

And If you are under 65, the NDIS is now the support mechanism designed to provide for your specific needs.

Ottobock Youtube Fitness Workout Playlist

Ottobock Fitness Programme

Over the Period of the Covid crisis, the global Ottobock organisation has been releasing live home workouts with Heinrich Popow and Johannes Floors, both Ottobock Ambassadors and German athletes.

Heinrich Popow is a 100 metres sprint Gold medallist from both the London and Rio Paralympic Games and has held both World and European championships and records.

We’ve included links to the daily workouts, which are available via YouTube, plus more information on where to locate simple exercises you can complete at home.

Department of Health Tasmania, Lower Limb Amputation Website

Lower Limb Amputation

Welcome to the Department of Health Tasmania, Lower Limb Amputation website.

This website explores lower limb amputation surgery, rehabilitation and living with limb loss and limb difference.

It has been designed to connect you with information and support for your amputation journey, or the journey of a loved-one.

It contains resources developed by healthcare staff in Tasmania, in partnership with members of the Tasmanian Limb Loss and Limb Difference community. It also provides links to resources and support information from other websites and health services across Australia.