If you or a loved one has suffered a severe burn, especially if it covers a joint, you may need therapy to regain range of motion, strength and endurance.
Our physical therapists may use a combination of splinting, exercises, positioning techniques and compression to treat your burn. These techniques stimulate circulation, reduce swelling and maintain strength and functional movement. They also help prevent scar contracture – a tightening of the skin. In addition, exercise and movement help avoid the onset of serious medical conditions such as blood clots, pneumonia and bone loss.
Occupational therapists work with you at various stages of recovery to help you learn techniques to bathe, dress, cook and perform other daily activities. Therapists provide guidance and advice on how to use alternative approaches to accomplish various tasks.
In addition to the physical damage a severe burn can inflict, it also takes a toll on your mental and emotional well-being. As our doctors and therapists help you recover physically, they are ever-mindful how important the mind and spirit are to the healing process.
Our greatest joy comes from helping you recover and overcome limitations your injury has caused. We will work closely with you and your family to ensure all your needs are met, so you can get back to living a full and productive life.