What is Wound Care?
Physical therapists have in-depth knowledge of anatomy and tissue healing, as well as mobility and positioning expertise. Specially trained physical therapists provide wound care, utilizing the most current and advanced wound care protocols. Physical therapy wound care is for patients who have open wounds as a result of pressure, vascular insufficiency, trauma, surgery, and/or diabetes. All wounds heal at different rates and treatment is directed at the individual’s needs.
- Venous insufficiency wounds
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Minor burns
- Arterial ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Non-healing (dehisced) surgical wounds
- Debridement (removal) of dead tissue
- Compression wrapping
- Pressure reduction techniques
- Selection and application of wound dressings
- Education on wound care and dressing changes
Different treatment modalities may be used including:
- Ultrasound therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Pulsed lavage
- Compression therapy
- Negative Pressure Device therapy
*Services are not available at all locations. Call or click the location page near you for that center’s services.
What to Expect
Every patient has a unique health history, diagnosis and personal goals. When you come for your first appointment, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
We work with most major insurance providers and do our best to help keep the paperwork pain-free. If you’d like to confirm your insurance coverage, please let us know and we can verify when you schedule. If your insurance provider requires a co-pay, we will ask for this payment at each visit. We accept payments by cash, check or credit card.
When to Arrive
On average, a patient’s first visit lasts about an hour. We typically ask patients to arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in, complete paperwork and/or change clothes.
What to Bring
On your first visit, you’ll need to bring your physician referral or prescription (if needed), your insurance card, your primary registration forms, your ID or driver’s license and your co-payment (as applicable). If desired, you may bring a change of clothing.
How it Works
During your first visit, your physical therapist will do an initial evaluation and discuss your plan of care. The therapist uses this information to set goals for your continued treatment. Physical therapy goals may include improved movement, strength, endurance and flexibility, as well as decreased pain. Your subsequent visits will focus on treatment that is based on your diagnosis and individualized goals.