Having a limb amputated, whether it’s from a sudden accident or the result of illness and disease, can change a person’s life. Between physical therapy and getting fitted for prosthetic limbs, living without certain limbs can take a toll mentally, physically and financially. What happens before and after an amputation? And what are the best ways to heal after having an amputation? Tribes are excluded from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). What should Native amputees know about their rights as a disabled person when the Americans with Disabilities Act does not apply in tribal communities?
Marine Cpl. Marcus Chishchilly (Navajo)
Scott Gaustad – U.S. Public Health Services caption, chief of physical therapy and chief clinical consultant for IHS rehab services
Dr. Laurelle Myhra (Red Lake Ojibwe Nation) – family therapist with the Native American Community Clinic
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