Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose TLCU?
Staff at TLCU are very passionate about providing the best… and solutions for you.
Many of our clients refer to us as family and you are welcome to join.

What is the WA NDIS?
WA NDIS is the West Australian version of NDIS. We like to be a little different in the West and the WA state government has put its own… on the national NDIS model. Talk to the staff at TLCU will help you regarding any problems…..

Can I afford TLCU treatment?
Talk with the staff at TLCU and they will discuss the various funding options available to you. Our prices are reasonable…

When is the WA NDIS rolling out?
WA NDIS roll out starts on the 1st of July 2017 and is progresses by area code. The full roll out is planned to finish in 2019. If you are on the WALSA scheme you may need to apply to join WA NDIS. Please speak with staff at TLCU who will advise and assist you…

Will it hurt to walk with a prosthesis?
It shouldn’t but there are medical reasons why it may like nerve damage……
It can take a while to “break in”a new device a bit like buy a new pair of shoes. If you walk too far in new shoes you can get blisters.
At TLCU we don’t like our clients wearing painful devices so if there is any issue call us!

What problems have been encountered with a new prosthesis?
It can take a while to adjust to a new device and there will be some fine tuning required.
Its important to talk openly with you clinician about any problems you may have. Its their job to work with you to help achieve the best out come.

How will my prosthesis stay in place?
There are many different ways that you device will be attached to you.
These days the most common is a silicone type liner and pin lock system. TLCU will discuss the options with you. We want you to have the most comfortable and practical solution to suit your life style

How long can I wear my prosthesis at one given time?
This depends on you. Some people wear there device from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to bed. Others for a few hours a day. There are many reasons why the time you can wear your prosthesis many be not as long as you like.
Talk to your clinician about any difficulties you have with your device. They will develop a plan to help increase you mobility. This could include sessions with TLCU’s Physio.

Are children able to put a prosthesis on and take it off?
Yes. Children are very adaptable and learn fast. Its important for parents and carers to discuss with TLCU clinicians any difficulties children may have. We love finding solutions.

How many socks, liners or other fitting aids should I need to allow good hygiene?
Hygiene is very important with your device. It needs to be cleaned daily.
Your clinician will explain the best way.
Socks and liners are worn next to the skin so a clean one worn at least everyday.
In hot environments and high activity you many need to change or clean more than once a day.
Discuss this with your clinician.

Does the prosthesis fit neatly under clothing?
We want it to – but there could be reason why it doesn’t.
It could be due to the components select for the design of your device.
A knee joint with a higher mobility classification maybe bulkier and harder to cover cosmetically. Sometimes there is a need to determine a compromise between function and cosmesis.
Please discuss your expectations with your clinician.

My prosthesis seems to big what can I do?
If you device seems too big or too small you need to have it adjusted.
Please call TLCU for an appointment.
If your device isn’t fitting properly it may cause a rub or skin break down get it sorted quickly so it doesn’t get worse.

Can I get my prosthesis wet?
Most devices are not water proof and if you do get your device wet please get TLCU staff to inspect it.
If you are into water sports (fishing, swimming, boating), work in a wet environment or want to shower standing up on a device please discuss your needs with TLCU staff. There are special “wet devices” but often they are simple and their function may be compromised.

Can I still participate in sport?
Yes – but you may need a special sports device.
Please discuss your sports needs with TLCU clinicians who will work with you and design your special device…

What other resources are available?
TLCU prides itself in being up to date with the latest in techniques and technology. We have many contracts for all around the world.
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