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Limbs 4 Life

Limbs 4 Life is the peak body for amputees in Australia and was founded as an incorporated charity in 2004. Limbs 4 Life provides services to tens of thousands of Australian amputees and their care givers, who rely on the programs and services for assistance prior to, during or after amputation.

Limbs 4 Life empowers amputees with knowledge and support to make a real difference, because no one should have to go through limb loss alone.

Limbs 4 Life offers this support via:
  • the provision of: one-on-one peer support
  • current health-based literacy and wellbeing information
  • social inclusion events and activities; and
  • web-based (and social media) information and assistance tools.

Importantly, Limbs 4 Life also seeks to raise awareness of amputees, minimise the stigmas people with limb loss in the community face, while working to encourage people to lead healthy lives that can reduce potential future limb amputations.

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Assisting Students to Understand Limb Difference

This Fact Sheet provides some tips for ensuring that your child’s peers understand your child’s limb difference and positively support him or her at school (or in sporting and social groups).

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Returning to School after a Limb Amputation

When your child returns to kindergarten, pre-school or school after a limb amputation it can be a stressful and emotional time for you, your child and the rest of your family. It can also be a worrying time for your child’s school, teachers and peers. To reduce stress during this transition there are approaches you can use to ensure the return to school period is as smooth as possible.

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Supporting Siblings

This Fact Sheet provides information about ways of talking to a sibling about their brother or sister’s limb difference, challenges faced by some siblings, ways of supporting siblings and accessing support.

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How can Limbs 4 Life help me?

Limbs 4 Life is the recognized that amputees needed an organisation that provided up-to-date information and formalized peer support.

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Find a Prosthetic Facility

Limbs 4 Life is the recognized that amputees needed an organisation that provided up-to-date information and formalized peer support.

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Kindergarten and Pre-School Years

Starting kindergarten and pre-school is an important social and learning milestone in the life of your child. Your child’s commencement in kindergarten and preschool can lead to a mix of emotions for you and your child; emotions that can range from uncertainty to excitement. This period can also be a time when you have many questions and concerns regarding how your child will adapt to this new environment and whether any additional support or adaptations will need to be made to positively accommodate your child’s limb difference

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Managing Pain

Limbs 4 Life is the recognized that amputees needed an organisation that provided up-to-date information and formalized peer support.

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General Health Care

Limbs 4 Life is the recognized that amputees needed an organisation that provided up-to-date information and formalized peer support.

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Developing Good Habits

Limbs 4 Life is the recognized that amputees needed an organisation that provided up-to-date information and formalized peer support.

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Getting Yourself Back on Track

Limbs 4 Life is the recognized that amputees needed an organisation that provided up-to-date information and formalized peer support.

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