If you have a wound that is healing, physical therapy at St. Luke’s & East Tennessee Rehab Center can help. At St. Luke’s & East Tennessee Rehab Center, our Morristown, Kingsport, and Newport, TN physical therapists are experts in the healing properties of the body, and they can provide you with helpful tips for making sure your body heals in the ways that it is supposed to.
If you are looking for fast and effective wound care, don’t hesitate to contact our Morristown, Kingsport, and Newport, TN physical therapy office today. Our physical therapists can provide you with the care you need for helping relieve the injured area(s) of your body. For more information on how our services can benefit you, contact St. Luke’s & East Tennessee Rehab Center today!
How can physical therapy help with wound care?
When your body is healing from a wound, it is important to make sure the affected area is able to function at its optimum levels. Our physical therapists can also help implement controlled exercise programs early on in your recovery period, in order to improve your flexibility, range of motion, and overall mobility.
Additional actions that can be taken to enhance the healing of your wound include:
- Taping/wrapping the affected area. Our physical therapist may recommend keeping the wound wrapped during its healing process in order to avoid additional strain to the affected area. In some cases, a special gel or topic ointment may be used inside of the wrap, which can further reduce your swelling and tension, while simultaneously complementing the healing process.
- Using special gloves or topical treatments. Especially for burns, it is likely that your physical therapist will recommend wearing special gloves and applying a topical treatment to the area every day. This will help keep the affected area safe from harmful environmental factors (such as sunlight or rough materials) and will enhance the healing process. In some more severe cases, your physical therapist may recommend surgical correction for burns.
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Have you developed a wound that is in need of treatment? If so, our physical therapists are here to help. Contact Us Today at Morristown, Newport & Kingsport, TN Centers to find out how we can enhance your healing process and get you back to living your life, free of pain, inflammation, and limitations!