Amputee receiving therapyOur multidisciplinary team of specialists provides a complete continuum of care for amputees on their physical and emotional journeys to recovery. Working with the patient, our emphasis is on holistic rehabilitation. It’s not just about the fitting of an artificial limb, but also learning to have a highly functioning life once patients leave our care.


  • Pain management including residual limb pain and phantom pain
  • Prescription of the appropriate prosthesis.
  • Instruction and training in prosthetic fitting.
  • Instruction and training in walking and performing daily activities with a prosthesis
  • Skin care and management
  • Referral to therapy or other additional services

Collaborative Team

Each patient has a collaborative team of specialists throughout the process such as surgeons, rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, prosthetists, social workers, nurses, and psychologists. Together they focus on movement, strength, endurance, as well as pain management, counseling and education, and other tools to use in the community.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment please call:

Phone: 801-581-2267
Toll Free: 800-824-2073

Colby Hansen, MD

Patient Rating:


4.4 out of 5

Dr. Hansen is an Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He graduated from medical school with honors from the University of Iowa and completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Hansen’s clinical interests are in amputee r... Read More

Spencer J. Thompson, DPT

Spencer Thompson, DPT, NCS is a doctor of physical therapy who specializes in patients with neurologic diagnoses and is the team lead for the outpatient amputation program. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006 and is also a graduate of the Utah Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program. He also i... Read More


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University of Utah Hospital 50 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132

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