We help patients during the most critical stages of wound care and healing. Our Physical Therapists possess in-depth knowledge of anatomy and tissue healing as well as mobility and positioning expertise, and provide wound care to patients in the hospital and outpatient settings using the newest wound care protocols.
We will work closely with your medical team to provide the most effective and efficient treatment for your wound.
Who would benefit from physical therapy wound care?
Physical therapy wound care is for patients who have open wounds as a result of pressure, vascular insufficiency, trauma, surgery, and/or diabetes.
The most common wounds that we treat are:
- Necrotic wounds
- Stage III, IV or unstageable pressure ulcers
- Diabetic wounds
- Chronic wounds
- Venous and/or arterial wounds
- Extremity wounds with edema
- Non-healing surgical wounds
What does physical therapy wound care involve?
Physical therapy wound care begins with a comprehensive evaluation and development of an individualized care plan for every patient. Common treatment approaches may include:
- Measurement and documentation of the wound characteristics
- Cleaning of the wound
- Debridement (removal) of any dead tissue
- Selection and application of wound dressing
- Application of compression if necessary
- Education of the patient, caregivers and/or family members regarding wound care and dressing changes
How long will physical therapy wound care take?
All wounds heal at different rates and the duration of therapy will be based on the patient’s individual needs. Depending on the type of wound and amount of care needed, the patient may be seen as often as daily or one to three times a week. The duration of treatment can vary from one-several months.
We will work with you to adapt treatment to maximize wound healing.