Wound Care

Physiotherapists study wound care during their education and Michelle our local physiotherapist has had a special interest and furthered her education to ensure all our patients get the best care possible.

She minimizes the complications of wounds through proper care:

  • Deficient scar formation.
  • Excessive scar formation:
  • Exuberant granulation.
  • Deficient contraction (in skin grafts) or excessive contraction (in burns).
  • Others: Dystrophic calcification, pigmentary changes, painful scars...

She most commonly treats the following types of wounds:

  • 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.

Common treatment approaches can 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.

She will use multiple techniques to ensure that your wounds heal as fast as possible.