Excellent Care + Accelerated Treatment =
Excelerated Patient-Centered Outcomes

What is the Excelerated Care Program

This distinctive approach to upper-limb prosthetic patient care is designed to allow Handspring patients to resume their normal lives—returning to work, recreation, and spending time with family—in a much more timely fashion. By condensing each stage of the patient care process while incorporating occupational therapy training, Handspring patients achieve a higher level of proficiency with their devices from the start.

Why Did Handspring Create the Excelerated Care Program?

With patients traveling from around the world to work with the Handspring Clinical Team, it was important that we develop a patient protocol that allows us to complete the patient's treatment process in as short a period as possible—and often within one week—while producing positive patient outcomes. After years of refining this protocol, we have customized our team and our processes so that we can create success for our patients utilizing this program.

How is the Excelerated Care Program different from so-called "standard" care?

Qualitatively, patient results are not different since the procedures used are identical and the final outcomes are indistinguishable from those of standard care protocol. The difference is all about time. We assist our Excelerated Care Program clients in arranging local accommodations that are comfortable and conveniently near our office. This proximity allows our clinicians to schedule multiple daily sessions to include all aspects of the prosthetic fitting process as well as occupational therapy. These services seamlessly contribute to a final, successful outcome. Using the standard care protocol, clients schedule a series of convenient appointments, but these visits are planned over several weeks. This traditional pathway can take weeks to complete but can yield comparable, excellent results.

Being from upstate New York, I am more than an hour away from the Handspring office. Using a whole day to focus on the needs and process for an 'Excelerated' fitting allowed me to minimize my time off from work while focusing on the fitting process. I feel that this was the best approach for my fitting process.
—Lee K.

For a free upper-limb prosthetics patient consultation, or to learn more
about how the Excel erated Care Program may meet your individual needs,
please contact the Handspring team at 800.593.9318.

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